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What does the law say about a working spouse of somebody who is receiving disability?

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  • Judith
    Lv 7
    2 months ago
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    Nothing. SS law doesn't prevent a person's spouse from working.  Doesn't prevent the disabled person from working either for that matter.  Just must be reported IF the disabled person gets SSI.  Doesn't need to be reported if the disabled person gets social security.  SSI isn't social security.

    If a person gets social security disability their spouse could earn a million dollars and it wouldn't matter.  It has no impact on the disabled person's entitlement to benefits.

    If a person receives SSI disability then the spouse's earnings COULD and probably would, reduce the amount of the disabled person's SSI benefit.  Why?  SSI stands for supplemental security income; it is a federal WELFARE program.  ANY income received by the beneficiary or the beneficiary's spouse could reduce or eliminate entitlement - depending upon what kind of income it is (earned vs unearned) or how much.  How many children they have is taken into account as well when deeming income from the ineligible spouse to the disabled person receiving the SSI benefit.

    I was a SS claims rep for 32 yrs. 

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  • 2 months ago

    Like wow: there is no worldwide disability law. Like wow.

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  • 2 months ago

    Nothing. Someone disabled is allowed to have a working spouse!

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  • 2 months ago

    Nothing, why should it

    The two are not related

    • Judith
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      Actually if the disabled person receives SSI disability (SSI is a federal welfare program) spouse's earnings could reduce or terminate entitlement.  Not the case if the disabled person receives social security benefits.  SSI isn't social security.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    not much, one has nothing to do with the other 

    • Judith
      Lv 7
      2 months agoReport

      It depends on what type of disability received.  If social security - no impact.  If SSI it could reduce or terminate entitlement.

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