Sadly, not many people think an able-bodied person would marry a disabled person. But they do and, in many ways, their relationships are no different from anyone elses. To prove it, dating website Disabled Mate shares the story of Sarah, who has learnt four valuable lessons from being married to a wheelchair user.
Can I marry a handicapped person?
It is a well know fact that in India marriage between disabled and able-bodied persons is not encouraged. Disabled persons are expected to marry other disabled persons. Arranged marriages are quite prevalent in India. And often matches for disabled people are often made only with a person with disability.
How does getting married affect disability benefits?
If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits under your own work record (meaning you are the disabled worker), then getting married will not affect your benefit payments. This is the case no matter whether your future spouse works, receives disability benefits, or has no income.
Does marriage affect Social Security benefits?
Generally, your benefits end if you remarry. Benefits end if you marry. For more information, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778), 8:00 am – 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday; or contact your local Social Security office.
How much can your spouse make if you are on disability?
The income limit (and monthly SSI benefit rate) for a couple is $1,191 in 2021. What remains, if anything, will be your monthly benefit. If the remainder is zero or less, you arent eligible for SSI. If the remainder is more than the maximum federal SSI rate for an individual, $794, then you will receive only $794.