Can I file a widow's claim if my spouse received SSI?
There are no survivor benefits payable to the dependents of an SSI beneficiary. SSI is a need-based program. Therefore, once the beneficiary has passed away, the benefit ends.
You should contact your local Social Security office or call the toll free Social Security number (1-800-772-1213) to inquire about potential entitlement to a widow or widower's benefit if the deceased spouse received a Social Security check in addition to an SSI check.
About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.
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