Do you qualify for disabled widow’s benefits?
You may be eligible for Disabled Widow’s benefits if you are the widow/widower of an eligible worker. To be eligible, you must meet the requirements:
- Are you at least 56 years old?
- Are you disabled under Social Security’s rules?
- Were you married at the time of your spouse’s death, or if divorced, were you married for at least 10 years prior to your spouse’s death?
- Did you become disabled prior to or within 7 years of the death of your spouse?
- Are you still single?