Can you divorce a disabled person?
Social Security Disability Insurance can be allotted to a divorced spouse of a disabled individual. If a disability occurs during a marriage and the person has disability insurance from an employer, it can factor into divorce proceedings.
Can a disabled spouse get alimony?
A disabled spouse may be entitled to additional spousal support or alimony in a divorce. Generally, a court will award alimony if one spouse has a substantial financial need and the other spouse has the ability to pay support.
How does divorce affect disability payments?
If you receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI, or SSD) based on your own work history, your payments will not be affected by your divorce because the amount of the disability payment is dependent on your work history alone, and not your spouse's.
How much can your spouse make if you are on SSDI?
No Limits on Unearned Income While a disabled (nonblind) person applying for or receiving SSDI cannot earn more than $1,260 per month by working, a person collecting SSDI can have any amount of income from investments, interest, or a spouse's income, and any amount of assets.