Social Security Disability (SSD) Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits After A Fatal Work Accident

If you recently lost a spouse who received Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits, you may be eligible to continue receiving survivor benefits. Divorced spouses, children, elderly parents and even grandchildren of SSD recipients can also receive survivor benefits in certain circumstances. These benefits can help soften the tremendous financial impact of your loss and ease your transition through a difficult time.

Knowledgeable, One-On-One Guidance

Survivor benefits will not start arriving in your mailbox automatically. You must take the initiative and apply for them, which can be a complicated process. Fortunately, at the Law Office of Morrin & Sands in Westbury, New York, we can help.

Backed by more than three decades of combined experience practicing SSD law, our legal team will assess your situation and let you know what to expect. We can walk you through the application process so you can avoid the stress and hassle of having to plod through it on your own. Additionally, we can represent you in any subsequent hearings or appeals that may arise. You will work directly with our attorneys throughout the process.

You can turn to our office for personalized, step-by-step guidance through the often challenging legal process of obtaining survivor benefits.

Surviving Spouse (Widow/Widower) Benefits

The vast majority of those applying for SSD survivor benefits are widows and widowers. As a spouse of an SSD recipient, you may be entitled to receive partial or full benefits even after the recipient passes away. The percentage you will receive depends on factors such as:

  • Whether you are caring for minor children
  • Whether you have a
    qualifying disability yourself
  • Whether you have reached retirement age
  • Whether you earn substantial income

Our legal team can swiftly analyze your situation and determine whether you are eligible for survivor benefits — and, if so, in what amount.

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To schedule a
free consultation with our SSD lawyers,
contact us at 516-307-8000. You will not owe attorney fees unless we obtain a favorable outcome for you. Evening and weekend appointments are available for your convenience.



400 Post Avenue Suite 402
Westbury, New York 11590
Fax: 888-373-0032


Morrin & Sands

Morrin & Sands

New York / Long Island Workers Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyers

At Morrin & Sands, PLLC we serve clients throughout the New York area including, but not limited to Nassau County, Suffolk County, Queens County, Brooklyn and New York City. Please feel free to contact our office to schedule an appointment at an office near you.


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