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I offer a free consultation, and my SSDI clients do not pay legal fees unless they win their claims.
Qualifying for Widow or Widower Disability Benefits
It's always tough to lose a spouse, especially when he or she provided substantial financial support to the family. Unfortunately, it's even tougher to become disabled after losing your spouse to death or divorce.
At the Law Offices of Stuart Pastor, I have helped hundreds of clients win Social Security disability widow benefits since 1991. Although it can be a very complicated process, I am ready to bring my experience and knowledge to help you win your Social Security benefit claims.
Whether you already applied and have been turned down, or are just starting the application process, I can help. Contact my law offices in Austin or Plano, Texas, for a free initial consultation in person or by telephone. I can also be reached toll free at 1-888-616-6162.
How to Qualify for Disabled Widow Benefits
In order to qualify for Social Security disability, a widow, widower or former spouse must meet the following minimum requirements:
- He or she must meet Social Security administration's standards of disability.
- He or she must be between 50-59 years old. At age 60 you could qualify for benefits without being disabled.
- In order to be considered, your must either have become disabled before the death of your supporting spouse or the divorce, or up to 7 years after the death or divorce.
- The marriage must have lasted at least 10 years.
Proof of Disability Is Required in Widow Benefits Cases
As a lawyer experienced in disability law, I know how to prepare solid cases. If you qualify for benefits for disabled widows or widowers, I know hot to present the evidence persuasively.
We will need to prove that you are not capable of performing any occupation on a full time basis. That proof could include a combination of physical and mental conditions that together meet the stringent definition of a medical listing.
In order to expedite your claim, I prefer to fill out the application myself in consultation with you. It's important we present the facts of your condition as favorably as possible. If the application is denied, we can file an appeal.
For a free initial consultation — at my office or over the phone — contact my office to schedule an appointment.
Three Convenient Office Locations:
In Austin: 512-687-3443
In Dallas: 214-800-2022
In Plano: 972-599-2600
Toll Free: 888-616-6162
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