social security disability and marriage

How Does Marriage Affect Social Security Disability?

picture of a married couple on their wedding day holding a bouquet of white roses October 15th, 2020

Social Security decisions become more complicated for married couples, especially if one spouse earned much more than the other and is entitled to more benefits. Each spouse has a choice: take benefits on their own earnings record or the spouse’s record. Whether getting married will stop or lower your disability benefits depends on whether you’re…

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