Will My Benefits Change if I Get Married?

To qualify for Social Security disability benefits, you must have an injury or condition that prevents you from holding any form of employment, and you must also have a work history of paying taxes to the Social Security Administration (SSA). Therefore, if you are claiming benefits under your own work history, then getting married should not affect your disability benefits.

However, if you are receiving benefits from another person, marriage could affect those payments. If you are receiving benefits from an ex-spouse, remarriage to another person will cause those benefits to cease. Additionally, if you are an adult disabled son or daughter receiving parental benefits, getting married will end those benefits as well. The stipulations of who can receive benefits and when can seem complicated, but working with a qualified attorney can put your mind at ease about your benefits and future plans.

For people with an injury or condition that prevents them from working, disability benefits can be essential to making ends meet each month. Before making serious life decisions that could impact you and your family financially, speak with a Tulsa Social Security disability lawyer to make the best decisions for you and your future. We offer free consultations and can also be reached by phone at (918) 587-0050.

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