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I am a 62 yr old female on disability. I receive $1,023.00

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I am a 62 yr old female on disability. I receive $1,023.00 a month in benefits. My boyfriend & I are talking about marriage. If we are married would I loose any of my benefits? His current gross is $420.00 with $349.87 per week after taxes. Also, how much am I allowed to make from any part-time work without loosing my benefits?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Legal
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
Hi and welcome to JA. I am Ray and will be the expert helping you today.
Are you getting SSI or SSDI , it makes a difference, thanks..
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
SSDI
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
Ray here, thanks for the information.Here if your SSDI is based on your personal disability and you are not say a widow receiving off a deceased spouse then remarriage here has no affect and neither does his salary.
This is different than say SSI which can change based on household assets and composition.So SSDI you are fine to remarry again if based on your personal disability and wages from the past.
Reference to that.
http://www.disabilitysecrets.com/page6-37.html
I appreciate your patience today.Godo luck with the marriage.Thanks again.
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
Lou let me know if you have more.If you can leave a positive rating it is always much appreciated.Take care.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
If SSDI means social security disability then that is what i receive & you have put my mind at ease. So i did not get an answer to my 2nd guestion about employment but i will wait & ask during my free trial which i thought i had already started?
Expert:  Ray replied 1 year ago.
You need to go to the social security office here they have a trial work program that allows you to try to work without loosing benefits.
Here is information on that..
http://www.ssa.gov/redbook/eng/ssdi-only-employment-supports.htm
Thanks again, please positive rate if you can, take care.