Social security disability attorney Asks - Can Getting Married Affect Social Security Disability Benefits?
A number of factors can have an impact on one’s Social Security Disability eligibility and continued eligibility even after they are approved. Many people question what affect marriage may have on their eligibility for these types of benefits in the event that it occurs subsequent to their approval and ongoing receipt of benefits.
The answer varies according to a person’s circumstances. If one is receiving benefits as a disabled worker, and their own work record was the considered factor for their case, then getting married typically does not affect their ability to receive payments, regardless of their spouse’s income. However, if one is receiving benefits based on the work records of a former spouse, whether living or deceased, or their parents, then getting married will likely lead to a decrease or cessation of payments, or possibly considered ineligible.
With regard to benefits for Supplemental Security Income, because there are strict income requirements, marriage will likely reduce one’s benefits depending on how much their spouse earns.
A qualified Social security disability attorney or advocate can provide individuals with answers to their questions pertaining to their eligibility for benefits with an evaluation of their case. Having the advice or support of an expert can be beneficial to ensure that mistakes are not made that can negatively impact the outcome of one’s case, even after they have received initial approval.
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