If you and your spouse have divorced, resulting in the loss of his or her Social Security disability benefits, it is worth considering applying for SSDI benefits from your ex-spouse’s record. You may possibly get SSDI benefits from a former spouse under the following conditions:
- Before the divorce, you and your former spouse were married for at least 10 years.
- Even if you remarry, you may still get SSDI from your former spouse if your relationship with a recent spouse has ended through divorce, annulment, or death.
People who apply for SSDI benefits from their former spouse’ records should remember that the benefits that they may possibly get could be affected by any other benefits they receive, and their ex-spouse is also entitled to do the same thing.
The Indiana lawyers at Hankey Marks & Crider work for disabled people applying for SSDI benefits. If you are in such a situation, we may work on your behalf to create a thorough application. Call us today at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about your options.