Social Security Disability benefits provide much-needed benefits to individuals who are suffering
with a disabling condition, a condition which is severe enough that they
are unable to engage in meaningful work and earn a decent living.
So, what if you are receiving SDDI benefits and you are planning to get
married? Will your new spouse’s income make it so you no longer
qualify for disability benefits?
We have good news for you, if you do get married while you are receiving
disability benefits, your benefits will not be interrupted; they will
stay the same. Continue reading to see how marriage can affect disability benefits.
If you’re receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI):
SSI can be affected by marriage. If you do get married while receiving SSI,
then your benefits may be affected by your new spouse’s income and
- If you and your new spouse are both receiving SSI, instead of receiving
the individual rate, you will start receiving the “couple’s
Widow, widower, divorced widow or widower benefits:
- You will not be able to receive benefits if you remarry before you reach
the age of 60.
- If you are disabled and you remarry before you turn 50, you cannot receive benefits.
Benefits for divorced spouses:
- If you are divorced, your divorced spouse’s benefits will end if
you get married again.
Benefits for minors under 18 or students 18 or 19 years-of-age:
- Your benefits would end if you were to get married.
If you are receiving Social Security Disability benefits, it’s important
that you fully understand your reporting requirements, as well as how
certain factors, such as receiving workers’ compensation or returning
to work may affect your eligibility for SSDI.
If you have further question or need legal advice regarding the SSDI or
SSI programs, please
contact a Dallas Social Security Disability lawyer from The Zendeh Del Law Firm.