I have had my disability to my earliest memory but was only on SS for 4 years after my dad died when I was 14 under my mom's widow's benefits. In 2011 I applied for SS after my husband had a mental breakdown & quit working. I have never worked outside of the home. I now get SSI, my husband worked under the table most of his life so I could not get spousal benefits. When filling out the SSI paperwork it asked if I was disabled before age 22 & had a deceased od disabled parent. I was not sure what to put as I thought you had to be on SS as a child to get benefits from your parent so I said I was disabled at 18, I thought I had to go from when I was an adult, & did not put that my dad died when I was 14.
Would I be eligible for my dad's SS benefits? My husband died, he was also on SSI, May, 2015 taking my benefits down to $733 a month.