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If you’re grieving the loss of your spouse, it’s understandably tough to focus on everyday decisions.
Your financial situation is daunting without your spouse’s Social Security Disability (SSD) income, and you’re not sure where to turn for assistance. Possibly, your own disability makes getting a job impossible.
The good news is you may be eligible to receive monthly Social Security widow or widower benefits.
But getting approved for these benefits can be complicated and confusing. An experienced disability lawyer can help you through the process and increase your chance of getting the benefits you deserve.
If you believe you qualify for spousal disability benefits, contact the Lachman & Gorton Law Office. We help people in Binghamton, Elmira, Rochester and across upstate New York.
You don’t have to try to struggle with a big government program on your own.
You pay no fee for a disability lawyer until your benefits are secured.
Surviving spouses of fully insured workers must meet age requirements to be eligible for widow’s or widower’s benefits.
Benefits are paid at a percentage of the deceased worker’s benefit amount, according to the survivor’s age, and sometimes whether you, too, have a qualifying disability:
You may not be eligible for widow’s or widower’s benefits if:
Let the Lachman & Gorton Social Security Disability lawyers work to get you the widow or widower disability benefits you deserve.
We have over 41 years of helping people throughout New York.
You can start working with us FOR FREE by getting a complementary consultation on your situation.
An experienced Social Security Disability lawyer can assist you with all the parts of getting survivor’s benefits:
Social Security will need some or all of the following documents to accompany your application:
The experienced disability attorneys at Lachman & Gorton have helped thousands of people in Upstate New York win Social Security Disability benefits.
Whether you’re applying for widow or widower benefits or you’ve already applied and were denied, we can help.
In a difficult time, we want to see you get benefits that can make your life easier.