The Social Security Administration’s survivors benefits allow deceased spouses to continue supporting their families even after they are gone.For almost 20 years the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day has been helping individuals in the South Texas area secure the Social Security Disability benefits they need to treat their impairments, pay their bills and support their families. As a local firm, our door is always open. We take the time to speak with our clients face to face to ensure their needs are met.

At the Law Office of Kathleen L. Day, we understand that no amount of money will make up for the loss of a loved one. However, survivors benefits can help alleviate the financial strain caused by your spouse’s death. For many surviving spouses, these benefits can be the difference between financial security and poverty.

South Texas Widow Benefits Attorney

As a surviving spouse, you are entitled to a percentage of your deceased spouse’s Social Security benefits.

The amount of your monthly payment is based on a percentage of your deceased spouse’s benefits had he or she survived. The amount your spouse would have received is dependent on his or her earnings, thus the more money he or she earned, the higher your monthly payment.

Surviving spouses can begin collecting their deceased spouse’s full Social Security retirement benefits upon retirement age or begin receiving reduced benefits at age 60. If you are disabled, you may be able to receive your deceased spouse’s benefits at age 50.

Divorced spouses may also be able to collect Social Security survivors benefits.

A Local Attorney Looking Out For Your Family’s Interests

Attorney Kathleen Day will evaluate your case to determine whether you and your children are eligible for survivors benefits. Our firm will also examine you and your deceased spouse’s earning history to determine whether your benefits will be greater based individually or as a survivor.

Minor children may also eligible to receive their deceased parent’s Social Security benefits. Unmarried children under the age of 18, or disabled adult children, can receive a percentage of their deceased parent’s benefit. The amount of monthly payments is dependent upon the deceased parent’s earnings.

In many cases, both surviving spouses and minor or disabled children are able to collect survivor benefits.

Social Security survivors benefits attorney in South Texas, contact lawyer Kathleen Day at (361) 888-4342.