The amount you can receive in Social Security benefits as a disabled widow or widower in Ohio varies depending on a number of different factors. These include the date that you became disabled, your age and whether you care for children under the age of 16. If you choose to remarry, that can have an effect as well, although it depends partly on the other factors.
For many people in Ohio, Social Security is an essential form of income during their retirement years. In addition to potentially having your own Social Security benefits, you might be able to receive Social Security payments based on your spouse's contributions after they have died. If you are also disabled, you will want to understand how this might happen and how it might impact any disability benefits you currently receive.