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I receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability. Why are my husband’s wages reduced by the monthly amount I receive?

Answer: Although administered by Social Security, SSI is a very different assistance program for people with low income if either are over age 65 or are disabled, including disabled children. Your husband’s wages are important because monthly SSI amounts are partly based on household income. When a person who receives SSI lives with a spouse who does not receive SSI, some of the spouse’s income can be used to determine the SSI benefit. In a similar way, income of parents can change the amount of SSI to a disabled child. Read more…

Source: Grand Forks Herald, 8/22/2015

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