Minnesota Answers: Will My Wife Continue to Receive My Disability When I’m Gone?

It’s a given that the death of a spouse is emotionally shattering, but it can leave a family financially devastated as well. This rings especially true if the deceased was receiving disability benefits through Social Security.

One of the most frequent questions regarding disability benefits: will your spouse be entitled to them after you pass away? It is a complicated question, but it does have an answer. Read on to find out all you need to know about disability benefits that may help your loved ones after you’re gone.

What Is Social Security Disability?

The Social Security Administration runs a program called Social Security Disability Insurance. It is a federal program that assists those who are unable to work due [...]


What Are the Three Types of Social Security Disability Benefits?

Social Security was created in 1935 to help promote economic security for Americans. Most people associate it with the benefits retired people receive, but that’s not the only type of social security benefits out there.

In fact, there are three major types of Social Security that can help assist those who may be going through financial difficulties due to disability or death. Here’s what you need to know and how you can apply for benefits you may be entitled to.

Retirement Benefits

If you’ve spent a sufficient number of years working in “covered employment” (meaning you paid into Social Security), then you can file for Social Security retirement benefits at the age of 62. In general, those who have worked [...]