WE HELP FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER A DISABLED LOVED ONE HAS PASSED
Losing the care and comfort of a loved one is devastating for family members. It can be even more difficult to cope with the loss when you and your family relied on your loved one as a financial provider. The uncertainty of your financial future can cause immense stress at a time when you are already dealing with a terrible loss. Our attorneys at Pasley, Nuce, Mallory & Davis, LLC, strive to do what we can to help your family after a tragic loss.
ELIGIBILITY FOR BENEFITS
If you are insured at the time you die, certain members of your family may be eligible to receive all or a portion of your Social Security benefits. Generally, the following family members may be eligible to receive survivor benefits:
- Surviving spouses;
- Minor or disabled children;
- Parents who were dependent on the decedent’s financial support; and/or
- In certain circumstances, a stepchild, grandchild, step grandchild, or adopted child.
Your family member’s survivor benefits will depend on your Social Security contributions throughout your lifetime. Some of the other factors relevant to their benefits determination are the number of marriages, your marriage status at the time of your death, current disabilities or illnesses of your spouse and whether you are fully insured at the time of your death.
A surviving spouse can receive a one-time payment of $255 after your death. As well, they may be eligible to receive up to 100% percent survivor benefits if they are age 60 or older and are retired.
WHY CONSULT WITH US?
Our attorneys at Pasley, Nuce, Mallory & Davis, LLC, have extensive experience, knowledge, and training to handle your death benefits claim with the Social Security Administration. Contact us at any of our 4 office locations for a FREE case evaluation, and let our experience work for you.