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Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits

Social Security Disability Survivor Benefits

SSDI survivor benefits are for those employees of the Social Security Administration system who paid taxes by working long enough hours. SSDI serves as a federal insurance program and provides payments to the family members of the disabled workers.

Social Security benefits are available upon retirement similarly, after the death of a worker, family members can also enjoy survivor benefits from the Social Security Administration.

BASICS OF SURVIVOR BENEFITS:-
1- FAMILY MEMBERS CAN RECEIVE SURVIVOR BENEFITS IF WORKER DIES:-

A social worker paying taxes under SSA is saving money for survivor benefits. Parents, children, and spouses can get survivor benefits from workers' earnings.

2- WORKER CAN GET SURVIVOR BENEFITS IF FAMILY MEMBER DIES:-

You with your family can receive benefits if someone from your family worked for SSA and died. A departed person must have worked long enough to be eligible for benefits.

WHO QUALIFIES FOR SOCIAL SECURITY SURVIVOR BENEFITS:-
  • ●A widow of 60 or above age and not remarried.
  • ●A disabled widow of 50 or above age and not remarried.
  • ●Any age widow taking care of a deceased child under 16 or disabled.
  • ●An unmarried child of the deceased below 18.
  • ●A stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, or adopted child, under certain circumstances.
  • ●Parents, age 62 or older, who were dependent on the deceased for at least half of their income and whose own Social Security benefit would not be larger than that of the deceased offspring.
  • ●A surviving divorced spouse.
HOW SURVIVOR BENEFITS WORKS:- 
1- SPOUSES BENEFITS:-

  • ●Retired widows or widower can receive 100% of the deceased's benefit.
  • ●Between 60 years of age or near to full retirement, widow or widowers can get 71.5% to 99% benefit.
  • ●Age of 50 to 59 widow or widower can receive 71.5% benefit.
  • ●A widow or widower of any age who is caring for a child under age 16 can receive 75%.
  • ●Divorced spouses have the same benefit percentage as widows or widowers.
2- CHILDREN AND OTHER BENEFITS:-
  • ●Children below 18 or disabled dependent children can receive 75% of the deceased's benefit.
  • ●82.5% of the benefit goes to a surviving dependent parent.

  • ●Two dependent parents can get 75% of each survivor's benefit.

You can also confirm your eligibility for social security survivor benefits by BENEFIT ELIGIBILITY SCREENING TOOL.

ARE YOU ALREADY GETTING BENEFITS?
  • ●You do not need to submit a survivor benefits application form.
  • ●You can change monthly benefits to survival benefits after submitting a death report.
  • ●You can get a Special Lump-sum death payment automatically.

DOCUMENT REQUIREMENTS:-

Select from the list below to see the document details for a particular section:

1- Surviving divorced spouses, widow or widower benefits.

5- Parent's benefits.

HOW TO APPLY FOR SURVIVOR BENEFITS:-

Online application for survivor or death benefits is not available. People have to notify the Social Security Administration team in case a person dies. People can also submit the contact information of the deceased person to Social Security to notify them.

Individuals can visit the office from Monday to Friday between 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m to talk to the Social Security representative.

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Friday, 28 January 2022