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Author Topic: SSI/Disabled Widow  (Read 5142 times)

Kevindonnacasey1

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SSI/Disabled Widow
« on: November 28, 2021, 11:35:08 am »
Hey everyone!
I wanted to see if maybe someone could give me a little feedback on my case. I

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2021, 11:43:43 am »
Not sure what I done, but looks like I lost most of my post  :Main13:

I have been on SSI for about 2 years now. I will turn 50 in December. I contacted SSA about applying for Disabled Widow.

Why did I have to apply again? How long does this take? Should I know something by the end of the year? Can I be denied?

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2021, 11:54:20 am »
Kevin Donna Casey just type with no punctuations. its a glitch on the board that cuts you off.

Kevindonnacasey1

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2021, 12:10:48 pm »
Got ya
Thank you

Just Me

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2021, 02:05:43 pm »
Did your spouse have enough work credits for retirement ? If not, you can be denied. The requirements for receiving Survivor Benefits when you are disabled are at the link below.  There is no way of knowing if you will know by the end of the year. It depends on how busy your local office is. But you are protected from the date you file or turn 50.

Survivors Benefits do not have income and resource requirements like SSI. You will not be eligible for Medicare until you turn 65. If you are approved and the amount exceeds Medicaid eligibility in your state. You can buy insurance at the Healthcare link below

If the amount of your Survivors Benefits is more than the monthly federal max for SSI. You will no longer receive SSI. If it is less. You will receive a combination of Survivors Benefits and SSI for a monthly total of the federal max benefits for SSI+$20.   

You have to apply for Survivors Benefits because it is a different program than SSI.

Survivors Benefits-
https://www.ssa.gov/benefits/survivors/ifyou.html#h2

HealthCare.Gov-
https://www.healthcare.gov/
« Last Edit: November 28, 2021, 02:15:58 pm by Just Me »
Nerve damage in upper and lower extremities. Degenerative Disc Disease, RA.

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2021, 06:42:26 pm »
Justme gave you the info for survivors benefits which cant be received before age 60. Disabled widows benefits are different and can go into affect from age 50. However you will probably have to once again prove your disability since you have to file for this just like when you filed for ssi. Its not guaranteed. My husband passed away in February of 2020 & I filed for disabled widows benefits in April of 2020 at age 55. I was denied in January of 2021 and immediately appealed. I have been in reconsideration ever since. Its coming up on 2 years since he died and it feels like forever. SSA doesnt seem to be in any hurry. I hope your office is faster than mine and will still find you disabled.

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2021, 07:37:45 pm »
I apologize for posting the link to Survivors Benefits. This info below is for Disabled Widow Benefits.


DI 10110.001 Requirements for Disabled Widow(er)'s Benefits (DWB)-
https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.Nsf/lnx/0410110001
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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2021, 07:40:09 pm »
Justme gave you the info for survivors benefits which cant be received before age 60. Disabled widows benefits are different and can go into affect from age 50. However you will probably have to once again prove your disability since you have to file for this just like when you filed for ssi. Its not guaranteed. My husband passed away in February of 2020 & I filed for disabled widows benefits in April of 2020 at age 55. I was denied in January of 2021 and immediately appealed. I have been in reconsideration ever since. Its coming up on 2 years since he died and it feels like forever. SSA doesnt seem to be in any hurry. I hope your office is faster than mine and will still find you disabled.

Thank you for calling my attention to my mistake in my above reply.  Did SSA give you a reason for the denial ?
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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2021, 05:56:46 am »
They said my conditions were not severe enough but they didnt have all of my records. I hired an attorney and he got all my records to them so I am hopeful. I realize they still probably wont award me at this stage and I will probably have to see a judge but my attorney says I should win. I just wish they would make a decision. Tomorrow will be 10 months that I have been in reconsideration. Thanks for posting the link for widows benefits.

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #9 on: November 30, 2021, 01:10:48 pm »
You do have to meet SSA disability requirements. The medical requirements are the same for each disability program. If someone has been found medically disabled by SSA for SSI or SSDI. They do not have to be found disabled again. Although with Survivors Benefits, the is a time frame between being found disabled and the death of the wage earner that must be met.
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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #10 on: November 30, 2021, 01:57:30 pm »
Hello, good luck! thats a long time for reconsideration. maybe you can ask ur attorney to contact them and ask can ur claim be pushed up. usually the max wait for reconsider is 6 months
They said my conditions were not severe enough but they didnt have all of my records. I hired an attorney and he got all my records to them so I am hopeful. I realize they still probably wont award me at this stage and I will probably have to see a judge but my attorney says I should win. I just wish they would make a decision. Tomorrow will be 10 months that I have been in reconsideration. Thanks for posting the link for widows benefits.

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2021, 04:14:26 pm »
Thanks everyone.
I have been on SSI for about 2 years now. My deceased husband had been on SSDI for a few years prior to his death.
I was in fact, disabled by him.
He shot me 4 times, while I played dead, he shot and killed our son before standing beside me and shooting him self in the head.
I have PTSD terribly along with the injury he caused with the shooting. So this has really got me upset and worried again, that I will be denied.
Thanks again everyone. It

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2021, 04:55:51 pm »
Thanks everyone.
I have been on SSI for about 2 years now. My deceased husband had been on SSDI for a few years prior to his death.
I was in fact, disabled by him.
He shot me 4 times, while I played dead, he shot and killed our son before standing beside me and shooting him self in the head.
I have PTSD terribly along with the injury he caused with the shooting. So this has really got me upset and worried again, that I will be denied.
Thanks again everyone. It

You will Not have to prove you are disabled again. Even if you were married to him for less than 9 month. The fact you had his child even though the child is now deceased. Should meet the requirements.

Carefully read the following link. Pay close attention to 2 and 3-Be sure you click on the links in 2 and 3 for more details.

https://secure.ssa.gov/poms.Nsf/lnx/0300207001
« Last Edit: November 30, 2021, 04:58:38 pm by Just Me »
Nerve damage in upper and lower extremities. Degenerative Disc Disease, RA.

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2021, 05:57:33 pm »
KevinDonnaCasey1, I am truly touched by what you have been through.
I wish I could help with your case.

Kevindonnacasey1

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Re: SSI/Disabled Widow
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2021, 09:16:05 pm »
Thanks everyone. I pulled up my SSA account and it says it was approved. Does make me feel a little more relaxed.
Thank you starman for your kind words. This has really done a lot to me. I wouldn