Receiving essential social security survivors benefits shouldn’t be a challenge, but it often is. Many people have to work with disability lawyers to determine how much they should be getting from their survivors benefits and fight to get what they deserve.
If you suspect that you aren’t getting the funds you should be getting from your survivors benefits, then the video on this page can help you determine if that really is the case.
It’s a good idea to check into this problem on your own before contacting a lawyer. Then you can make sure that your case is worth the time and money you plan to invest in pursuing it.
Not everyone is eligible for survivors benefits. Typically, surviving spouses, former spouses, and children of the deceased may qualify. Spouses must have been married for at least 9 months in most cases, but there are a few exceptions. The benefits begin when the spouse is age 60 or age 50 and disabled. They can begin sooner if they are caring for children under 16 years of age.
Former spouses must have been married for at least 10 years or be carrying for the ex-spouse’s child who is under 16 years of age.
If you appear to qualify for these benefits and aren’t receiving them, reach out to a lawyer.