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SSDI and Marriage

I know someone who is going to be married. They are on SSDI from their deceased father's account. I believe they will loose their benefits and have to apply for SSI if they go through with the marriage. I did this very thing, a long time ago, and that's what happened to me. I have looked all over on SS website and they do not to address this issue either way. Please help. Thanks.


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If you are receiving SSI, widow or widower's benefits, marriage may affect your benefit. If you receive retirement or Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) benefits, your marriage will not affect your benefit.

SSI benefits

If you get married, your spouse's income and resources may affect your eligibility.

If you and your spouse are on SSI, the benefit you receive will change from an individual rate to a couple rate.

Widow or Widower's benefits

Generally, you cannot get widow or widower's benefits if you remarry before age 60 (or age 50 if you are disabled).

Contact the SSA for your specific case.


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