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Old 03-15-2013, 11:41 AM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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I have often read for instance that the age to start collecting widows benefits is 60 or 50 is the widow is disabled.
However I have never heard what constitutes the disabilty of the widow. If the widow is disabled but not collecting or eligible for SSDI on there own, but are considered disabled by their doctor or some other program, are they disabled to the SS? or would they have to go through the whole mess that people go through to collect SSDI even though they are not applying for it?

Does anyone know how this is determined for a widow under 60?
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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I have often read for instance that the age to start collecting widows benefits is 60 or 50 is the widow is disabled.
However I have never heard what constitutes the disabilty of the widow. If the widow is disabled but not collecting or eligible for SSDI on there own, but are considered disabled by their doctor or some other program, are they disabled to the SS? or would they have to go through the whole mess that people go through to collect SSDI even though they are not applying for it?

Does anyone know how this is determined for a widow under 60?
You'd have to "go through the whole mess that people go through to collect SSDI". I don't have a cite off the top of my head, but I've worked with those types of cases.
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Old 03-15-2013, 02:14 PM
 
Location: Baltimore, MD
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"Beginning with monthly benefits payable for 01/91, the definition of disability for surviving divorced spouses and widow(er)s is the same as for all other Title II claimants; i.e., based on the inability to engage in substantial gainful activity (SGA), see policy in DI 10105.065. The same policies and procedures are used as in any other Title II disability claim, including a consideration of vocational factors (age, education, and work experience)."
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Old 03-15-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Northern panhandle WV
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Lucky I am 60 already just in case, I just wondered since I never saw anything mentioned about it.
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:02 PM
 
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Late to the post but wanted to add another consideration. If approved for disabled widows benefits you would be eligible for Medicare after the equivalent of 24 months of cash payments. If you were determined to be disabled at 60 then Medicare would start at 62 rather than 65.
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