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How is "disability" defined for determining entitlement for disabled widow(er)'s benefits?
For title II, the definition of "disability" for determining your entitlement to disabled widow(er)'s benefits is the same as that shown for disabled workers in §507.1. This definition applies to disabled widow(er)'s benefits payable January 1991 or later.
(See Chapter 6 for a further explanation of how disability is evaluated.)
Note: The following may not be used to establish disabled widow(er)'s benefits:
Impairments or the aggravation of preexisting impairments related to the commission of a felony after October 19, 1980, for which you are convicted; or
Impairments or the aggravation of preexisting impairments related to your confinement for committing such a crime.
Last Revised: Mar. 1, 2004
- Definition of Disability for Disabled Worker's Benefits
- When can you receive widow(er)'s benefits based on disability?
- How is "disability" defined for establishing a period of disability?
- Entitlement to Disabled Worker's Benefits
- When is a child entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits based on disability?
- Entitlement of a Surviving Divorced Wife or Husband
- When are you NOT eligible for a trial work period?
- Termination of Widow(er)'s Insurance Benefits
- When do disabled widow(er)'s benefits begin?
- What are the types of disability protection under Social Security?
- When is a widow entitled to widow(er)'s insurance benefits?
- Who qualifies for disability determinations?
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