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Is it true, that sosial secrity checks are personal

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property? My husband days his...
Is it true, that sosial secrity checks are personal property? My husband days his checks are not community property income. We are happily married, so this question is not to ask if it is divided in a divorse settlement....but rather, should it go into a joint account. He believes it is his alone. (ie: like it would be if it is an inheritance?
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Welcome to Just Answer. My name is ***** ***** I will be happy to assist you.

Federal law has clearly stated that social security is not treated as marital property. The benefits will always be the separate property of the spouse who accumulated/accrued them.

That is not to say that most married couples combine their incomes (of whatever nature) in joint accounts.

Please let me know if I can assist you further.

Thank you and best regards,

Barb

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