Social Security survivors benefits are available in certain circumstances for a deceased beneficiary’s dependents. These benefits should ease the financial hardships that a family may face after the death of a loved one, especially if that person was a primary breadwinner. Most commonly, a spouse or child collects these benefits, although parents and ex-spouses may also qualify. The amount of benefits you may collect monthly depends both on your loved one’s work history as well as your age and circumstances. You may also receive an extra lump sum of $255. However, the application process for obtaining these benefits can be complex, and errors in documentation may result in a denial.
A Columbus Social Security attorney from Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC can assist you in filing an application for survivors benefits after the death of a loved one in a workplace accident or other circumstance. We can examine your situation to determine if you qualify for any additional benefits or special exceptions. Additionally, we can advise you on when applying for Social Security benefits is best for you.
Only certain family members can apply for Social Security death benefits after the loss of a loved one. They are:
Different types of payments may be available for those who qualify for Social Security survivors benefits after the death of a loved one. These include:
Applying for Social Security benefits of any kind is a complicated process. A Columbus Social Security attorney can assist you with your application to ensure you have the best chance of approval.
At Larrimer & Larrimer, LLC, our attorneys have been representing the families of fatal workplace accident victims since 1929. We handle both workers compensation and Social Security benefits claims, so that you can pursue all the benefits you deserve. We have offices throughout central Ohio, including locations in Columbus, Zanesville, Shadyside, Newark and Portsmouth. Call our nearest office or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation about survivors benefits.
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