How Long Do I Have After My Husband’s Death to Prove My Disability for Social Security?

updated by Beth Laurence, J.D. Surviving spouses and even divorced surviving spouses (who were married at least ten years) can sometimes get Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) based on their deceased spouse’s work record. These benefits are called disabled widow(er)’s benefits (DWB). The deceased spouse must have worked enough years paying Social Security taxes into… Read More