How Do Spousal Social Security Disability Payments Work?

If you’re receiving Social Security disability payments, you may wonder how your spouse is (or will be) affected. Here’s a brief overview of how this works.

First of all, your husband or wife can start receiving spousal benefits once they turn 62. At that age, they can collect an amount equal to half of what you draw. At the time of your death, any spousal benefits are converted to survivor benefits. There may be implications when this happens, so be sure to consult your financial advisor or attorney for more information.

Spousal benefits are just one of the many aspects of the Social Security disability program. There’s a lot to understand, and it can be overwhelming—especially when you may still be coming to terms with your need to file. That’s why it’s always a plus to work with an experienced Social Security disability attorney.

Social Security disability lawyers know how to navigate the sometimes cumbersome process of filing for these benefits. They know exactly what to do and can advise you on filing, appealing, and all other steps along the way. Get all of your questions answered by the team at Jordan Law Firm. Call our offices in Rock Hill and Columbia, SC to schedule a consultation.