You asked: How does getting married affect disability benefits?

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.

Does spouse’s income affect disability benefits?

Your spouse’s income will not affect your eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This is because your SSDI benefits are based on your previous income and what you paid into Social Security.

How much can your spouse make if you are on disability?

Depending on your age when you claim it, a spousal benefit can be from 32.9 percent to 50 percent of your wife’s or husband’s full benefit — the amount they are entitled to at full retirement age, currently 66 and 2 months and gradually rising to 67.

What happens when someone on SSI get married?

Answer: If you get married while receiving SSI, your payment is likely to be reduced because of your husband’s income. … Because most of your husband’s Social Security income will be “deemed” to belong to you.

Can my wife get Social Security if I am disabled?

Yes. If you are collecting Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), your spouse can draw a benefit on that basis if you have been married for at least one continuous year and he or she is either age 62 or older or any age and caring for a child of yours who is younger than 16 or disabled.

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How long do you have to report marriage to Social Security?

You must report any changes that may affect your benefits immediately, and no later than 10 days after the end of the month in which the change occurred.

Would I lose my SSI if I get married?

Marriage itself doesn’t affect your eligibility for SSI benefits, but if your new husband or wife has income, Social Security will deem some of his or her income to you, which might reduce or end your benefits.