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SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPLMENT. MY QUESTION IS IF I GOT MARRIED &

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HI I AM ON SOCIAL SECURITY SUPPLMENT. MY QUESTION IS IF I GOT MARRIED & SAY HE MADE 800.00 A MONTH. I HAVE BEEN UN ABLE TO WORK. WOULD I LOSE ALL MY CHECK? WE WOULD NOT BE ABLE TO LIVE ON JUST $800.00 A MONTH.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  annelew12554 replied 1 year ago.

Hi

I'm Anne. The following is a direct quote from Social Security Admin's website, found here:

https://faq.ssa.gov/link/portal/34011/34019/Article/3781/If-I-get-married-will-it-affect-my-benefits

Supplemental Social Security (SSI)

  • If you marry, your spouse's income and resources may change your SSI benefit; or
  • If you and your spouse both get SSI, your benefit amount will change from an individual rate to a couple’s rate.

So, based on your question of whether your spouse's income would affect your SSI (Social Security Supplement),

unless he too is receiving SSI, then the answer is YES. Although you would have to contact your local Social Security Office, and bring ALL sources of income for both you and your future husband so that they may recalculate your SSI, I'm absolutely positive that they will not expect 2 people to live on $800/month.

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