Widow / Widower Disability Benefits
Death of a loved one can be an overwhelming experience, and many people do not know where to turn or who to trust in order to ensure that they receive the benefits that they deserve. At Harris & Riviere, we stand ready to assist our clients with obtaining the case resolutions and Social Security disability (SSD) benefits that they require.
When you choose to retain our firm's counsel, you will be working directly with skilled legal professionals who each have more than 25 years of legal experience and extensive knowledge of federal and Florida laws governing SSD benefits.
There are a few specific categories that widows or widowers could fall into when filing for benefits, including:
Receiving Benefits from a Deceased Spouse
Survivors must be at least 60 years old or be caring for a minor child under the age of 16 to be eligible for benefits. Additionally, your spouse must have been working in qualified employment long enough to be eligible to obtain Social Security benefits.
Receiving Benefits if You Are Disabled
If you are disabled, you must be at least 50 years old or older and qualify for Social Security benefits under the law. If you are disabled with a condition that will keep you from performing your job for at least one year, you may qualify.
Remarriage & Disability
In the event that you remarried after your spouse's passing, you could still be able to qualify for his or her disability benefits if you are at least 60 years old and are still eligible under the law for Social Security. Disabled individuals can remarry after 50 and still potentially retain benefits as well.
Contact Harris & Riviere today!
If you are interested in learning more about your situation and how working with a Social Security disability attorney in Tampa can help you, do not hesitate to retain the assistance of Harris & Riviere. Our office is proud to boast numerous favorable case results and a reputation for success. If we are unable to gain recovery for you, you will not owe our office any fees.
For more information about how a lawyer from our firm can help, contact Harris & Riviere to speak with a trusted legal counselor from our staff. Schedule a free consultation to get started.