Will my disability benefits change if I get married?

Will my disability benefits change if I get married?

If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits under your own work record (meaning you are the disabled worker), then getting married will not affect your benefit payments. This is the case no matter whether your future spouse works, receives disability benefits, or has no income.

Can I get disability while married?

A husband or wife's income can affect SSI disability benefits, but not Social Security disability benefits. If you are married and your husband or wife makes an income, the SSI program might "deem" part of your spouse's income to be available to you.

How much money can your spouse make if your on disability?

SSI is calculated at a “single rate” or “couple rate.” When both partners in a marriage receive SSI, there is a monthly maximum for their combined benefit payments. In other words, you and your spouse cannot receive more than a certain amount in SSI each month. For 2020, the SSI limit for couples is $1,175 per month.

Does getting married affect Medicaid?

Medicaid assumes that both spouses of a married couple are financially responsible for one another. As a result, when Medicaid determines a spouse's eligibility for benefits, the assets of the husband or wife who isn't applying — known as “the community spouse” — are expected to contribute to the care of the other.