SSDI applicant dies before hearing what are my options?

Recently on our disability forum a spouse asked, “My husband filed for SSDI benefits for a congenital heart condition but after waiting two years he died before the hearing. I was wondering what will happen now to his claim? Are we out of luck after the SSDI applicant dies or can I continue with the claim and receive benefits as his surviving spouse?”

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SSDI vs. SSI which one will you qualify to receive?

Recently on our legal forum a user asked, “I am disabled and unable to work. I was in a serious car accident and the doctor says I will not ever be able to walk again. I talked to the Social Security Administration (SSA), but I am confused about what type of disability benefits I might qualify to receive. Can you help me? What is the difference between Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI)?

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