What Happens to SSDI Benefits if You Die?

Episode 10:  Trevor Smith discusses an interesting topic in today’s podcast episode.  If someone dies while applying for or receiving SSDI benefits, do the surviving spouse or children get to continue receiving those checks? As we’ve discussed in previous episodes, the Social Security Administration has programs for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). During the process of applying for SSI, if the person dies the case “dies” and benefits can no longer be pursued.  It entire process ceases. If you are applying for SSDI benefits, and …