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Salem, Oregon, Lawyers Pursuing Benefits for Widows and Children

Losing a working, supportive spouse or parent prematurely can be devastating in countless ways. Beyond the emotional impact, financial concerns and pressures may be intense after the death of the primary wage earner in your family. In many cases, disability benefits in some form are available to help you cover basic living expenses if this has happened to you.

Compassionate Counsel and Skilled Representation Throughout Oregon

At McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys, we have in-depth knowledge of the survivors benefits and auxiliary benefits available through the federal Social Security Administration, and we can help you through every step involved in appealing a denied but valid claim. Basic eligibility considerations include:

  • As a widow or widower, you may be able to draw Social Security Disability (SSDI) benefits at age 60 or older — or as early as age 50 if you are disabled and unable to work full time yourself.
  • Social Security benefits are also available to many minor children of deceased parents — including adopted children and dependent stepchildren — as well as those of disabled or retired parents who are themselves entitled to benefits.
  • SSDI children's benefits based on a parent's work history may also be available to an adult child who became disabled before age 22, regardless of whether the child ever worked.
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits are available to many disabled people who have extremely limited assets and resources, regardless of family circumstances and the lack of a work history.

As with other types of disability benefits, claim denials for widows and children's benefits are common. They do not represent the end of the line. Accomplished lawyer Richard McGinty and our professional team have decades of experience analyzing claim denials and winning valid appeals at all levels of this complex system.

Seeking Social Security Benefits for Children in McMinnville, Corvallis, Newport or Keizer? Attorneys at Our Firm Can Help.

Our dedicated, Salem-based attorneys pursue benefits for widows, widowers and children who qualify statewide throughout Oregon. We know how difficult it can be to understand federal government processes and know what to do after a claim denial, and our professional team is here to take action for you, beginning with a free consultation.

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McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys
694 High Street NE
Salem, OR 97301
Phone: 503-371-9636
Toll Free: 800-542-4320
Fax: 503-371-2879
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McGinty & Belcher, Attorneys
P.O. Box 12806
Salem, OR 97309

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