Social Security Disability Definitions
Social Security Disability and SSI Overview
The Requirements for Disability
Social Security Disability and SSI Applications
Tips and Advice for Disability Claims
How long does Disability take?
Common Mistakes after Receiving a Disability Denial
Disability Denials and Filing Appeals
Social Security Mental Disability Benefits
Disability Benefits offered through Social Security
Benefits through SSI disability
Disability Benefits for Children
Disability Qualifications and How to Qualify
Social Security Disability and Working
Winning your Disability Benefits
Social Security Back Pay and the disability award notice
Disability Lawyers and Hiring an Attorney
Social Security Disability SSI List of Conditions
What is considered a Disabling condition by Social Security?
Social Security Disability SSI and Medical Evidence
Filing for Disability Benefits
Eligibility for Disability Benefits
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If I die while on Social Security Disability, will my wife receive anything?
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"I am on disability social security. I am 54 years old. If I die would my wife receive anything? Thank you."
If you pass away, your wife may be able to receive benefits from your record. It depends upon your wife’s age at the time you pass away.
A spouse can receive widow or widower’s benefits at age 60; unless they are disabled.
If your wife is disabled she may be eligible for widow’s benefits between the ages of 50 and 60. She would have to have gone or go through the same disability process you went through to be eligible for disability benefits.
Return to: Social Security Disability Resource Center, or read answers to Questions
Information on the following topics can be found here: Social Security Disability Questions
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