Seasoned Pensacola Widows Benefits Lawyer

Assisting with widows’ claims

At Byron A. Lassiter & Associates, P.C., we understand how difficult it can be to lose a loved one, especially when your loved one was also a financial provider. We offer compassionate assistance to surviving family members of deceased workers who qualified for Social Security disability benefits, including regularly assisting with appeals of denied widows’ claims in Alabama and Florida

Benefits for widows and widowers

Our lawyer and devoted staff help widows, widowers and surviving divorced spouses obtain survivors benefits when they qualify based on the work record and disability benefits awarded to the worker, as well as certain other conditions:

  • The widow or widower is between age 50 and 60
  • The widow or widower is disabled as defined by the SSA
  • The disability started before or within seven years of the worker’s death

Age requirements for widows’ benefits

What age you need to be to receive widows’ SSDI benefits in Florida and Alabama depends on many factors:

  • You may receive 100 percent of widows’ benefits at full retirement age or reduced benefits at age 60
  • Survivors who have a disability that started before or within seven years of the worker’s death may receive benefits at age 50
  • You may receive benefits at any age if you take care of the deceased worker’s child if the child is under age 16 or is disabled and receiving benefits

The amount of widows’ benefits you receive is affected by many other factors. By hiring a Social Security disability attorney, you can learn more about the amount you are entitled to receive.

Benefits for divorced spouses

If you are a divorced spouse, you may still qualify for benefits as a widow or widower if your marriage lasted for at least 10 years or you are caring for children who are under age 16 or disabled and getting SSDI benefits in Alabama or Florida based on your former spouse’s work record. To learn more, please see SSDI benefits for children.

Benefits after remarriage

Whether a Mobile and Pensacola-area SSDI attorney can help you obtain widows’ benefits after remarriage depends on the age you remarry:

  • In general, if you remarry before age 60 you cannot get benefits
  • If you remarry after age 60, or after age 50 if you are disabled, you may obtain benefits based on your former spouse’s work history
  • If you remarry at age 62 or older, you may obtain benefits based on your new spouse’s work, if those benefits are higher

Seek assistance from an experienced disability attorney

If you believe you have earned survivors benefits as the widow, widower or divorced spouse of a deceased worker entitled to disability benefits, Byron A. Lassiter & Associates, P.C. offers the help you need. We provide full representation in appeals for denied widows’ claims in Florida and Alabama, as well for all other disability benefits. To learn more, you may contact us online or by toll free phone at 800.544.3568