Helping You Understand The Disability Process

What are Social Security Disability Insurance Benefits (SSDI, SSD, or DIB)?

Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) pays monthly disability benefits based on a person’s work or earnings history. When people work, they pay Federal Insurance Contributions Act (FICA) taxes and pay into the Social Security system, earning retirement for when they reach retirement age and insuring themselves in case they become disabled. Whether a person lives in Texas, New Mexico, or anywhere else in the United States of America, paying the FICA tax provides important benefits when a person and their family need them the most.

What are disability benefits for widows or widowers (DWB)?

One of the great benefits of Social Security disability benefits is that it can provide for your loved ones you leave behind.

A widow or widower aged 50 years or older may be able to obtain disability benefits based on a deceased spouse’s work or earnings history. Under certain circumstances, even a divorced spouse can receive widow or widower benefits. If you have questions about whether you qualify for widow’s or widower’s disability benefits, call RGV Disability today.

What are disability benefits for Disabled Adult Children (DAC)?

An adult child, who is 18 years or older, unmarried and has a disability that began before the age of 22, may be able to obtain disability benefits based on a deceased parent’s work or earning history. Under certain circumstances, a stepchild, grandchild, step-grandchild, or adopted child may be eligible. If you have a question about whether you or your adult child qualifies, call RGV disability today.

Contact RGV Disability, PLLC, in Harlingen, Texas, to learn more. You can call us at 956-594-5153 or reach us by email.