An Elk Grove Village Social Security Attorney is available to help you with your special circumstance Social Security disability and survivor benefits applications. Many of these special circumstance situations cannot be filed online. An experienced attorney can help you through the myriad of paperwork and requirements. If you are the widow or widower, a surviving child, or one of our Wounded Warriors, special consideration must be paid to your application for disability benefits.
Worker’s Widow or Widower
If your spouse worked long enough under the Social Security guidelines to be eligible, you may be entitled to survivors benefits as early as age 60. Additionally, if you personally are disable, you may qualify as early as age 50 as long as the disability began within 7 years of your spouse’s death. Additionally if you are caring for the deceased’s minor children, and the child is receiving benefits, you may still be eligible. This is a complicated scenario and takes the legal expertise of an Elk Grove Village Social Security attorney. This application may not be filed online.
Worker’s Minor or Disabled Child
Unmarried children under the age of 18 whose parent is deceased, may be eligible for Social Security Survivor benefits. This is another special circumstance that takes a wise legal eye to navigate through the process. If you are disabled at any time before the age of 22 and you remain disabled, the benefits may continue. In addition to the natural children, in some special circumstances, step children, grandchildren and adopted children may be eligible as well.
If you were wounded during your military service, you may be eligible for Social Security disability benefits. This is a separate program from the Department of Veteran Affairs; and is filed separately. To assist Wounded Warriors, there has been an expedited application process developed for those that have become disabled on or after October 1, 2001. If you are still on active duty status and receive military pay, it does not necessarily negate your eligibility of disability payments. If you are receiving medical treatment or rehabilitative therapy at a military medical facility, your case will be evaluated.
There are many nuances and special considerations under the law for those seeking Social Security disability and survivor benefits. It is important that you understand the complex laws and regulations. If you are a minor whose parent is deceased, a surviving spouse, or a Wounded Warrior, your case needs special attention and consideration. It is important that from the beginning you have an experienced Elk Grove Village Social Security Attorney on your side to ensure that you receive the benefits that are due to you.
There are special circumstances in some cases with Social Security disability benefits. An Elk Grove Village Social Security attorney has the expertise you need if you are a Wounded Warrior, surviving child, or widow or widower of the worker. Schedule a consultation today with an attorney to learn how best to proceed with your application or appeal.