Monthly Archives: April 2012

Divorced Surviving Spousal Benefits and Social Security Disability

Recently, we discussed the Social Security Disability benefits that a surviving spouse of an insured person may be entitled to, but what about a divorced widow or widower?  Can he or she draw off a deceased insured worker?  For the … Continue reading

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Surviving Spousal Benefits and Social Security Disability

Can a surviving spouse draw benefits off of a fully insured person after that person’s death?   This is a common question encountered in dealing with Social Security Disability.  20 CFR § 404.335 is where the answer is found in the … Continue reading

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Garnishing Social Security Disability Benefits

When can the Social Security Administration garnish benefits received by Social Security Disability claimants?  The Federal government can and will garnish Social Security benefits under several circumstances: Enforcement of child support or alimony obligations.  See 42 USC 659.  Federal law … Continue reading

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Dependent Benefits for Children and Social Security Disability

People often wonder what benefits are children entitled to if one of the parents is drawing Social Security Disability?  In general, a child can draw benefits on the earnings record of an insured person who is entitled to old-age benefits, … Continue reading

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