Ah, OK. So the survivor benefit, being social security, will NOT be effect by the marriage. However, the SSI likely will, because the household income includes both natural parent (you) and a step parent. Marriage comes with it the obligation to support the spouse
(you) and you yourself have the obligation to support the children.
" I have asked where no one has a full answer to give me about getting married. My daughter is disabled will b for rest of her life, receives a check for her disability along with survivors benefits, also has medical, ccs medical supplement to help with her medical bills ------ OK, her medical bill coverage is via the state, not via social security or medicare, so you need to contact your country welfare/medical assistance office to inquire as to step parent income and what the limits are of a step parent income. Note that if your fiance has employer provided health care insurance, you will want to inquire if your daughter, once she is his step daughter, can be under THAT policy. If so, the issue of medical assistance may be moot. ALSO, you mention his retirement. If he retires and collects SSR, your daughter may be eligible for a "dependent" benefit under his work record, which does not reduce his benefit at all, but it in addition to it.
"I also receive survivors benefits which I know I will get cut when we get married, ----- Yes, if you are under 60.
"but I need to know about losing my daughters medical benefits that is my main concern ------ Again, that is a LOCAL benefit, not a federal benefit, at this point, because it is not related to any social security.
"because of the income my fience' gets from his retirement is more than SS allows. ------ Some people delay marrying for this reason.
"I don't see why it would be his total responsibility to pay for her if he does not adopt her. -------- He is NOT obligated to pay for her -but she is just not eligible for some welfare when the adults in the house, one being the natural parent and the other marrying in, have higher income. Marriage is like that, marry me, marry my children, as we are a family.
"Then I would see how that would be his responsibility to take care of her financially. ---------- Again, the law won't make him pay for her, typically, but she just does'nt get the welfare. But I have another thought - when YOU lose your survivor benefit, your child, if NOT getting her full 75% survivor benefit, should bump up to 75% if there are on other people taking part of the family maximum under his work record (the deceased parent's work record). This could totally replace any lost SSI, right? But again, you need to check with your county office to see what medical coverage she will still be eligible for.
"What do I do? I think living together is not proper and believe getting married is the right way. ----- Or, you could just date until your daughter is 18. At that point, your incomes don't get imputed to her.
" Can you help me understand the legalities on this?
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