Social Security and SSI

My fiance and I were informed that she would lose her disability entitlements if we were to get married. She has Spina Bifida and one trip to her doctor without her medicaid would put us in debt forever. SSI was set up to help one person households which means all disabled persons who cannot get out and work will never be able to get married if they find the right person. I want to try to get this changed so they can get married and NOT lose all of the disability entitlements.

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We are two people in love that are being punished by the government because I make $51 too much a month and because she is \"disabled\".

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  • erianne I too am disabled and married getting ssi and about to lose this and my health insurance so no medication I dnt know what I will do

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    erianne

    1 month ago State: Illinois
    Country: United States
    Comments: I too am disabled and married getting ssi and about to lose this and my health insurance so no medication I dnt know what I will do
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    Christina Shaw, United States

    3 years ago State: Texas
    Country: United States
    Comments: I agree, this is not fair. My fiance is on SSI himself and has several problems going on with him including seizures, mini--strokes as well a basil artery migraines and only one trip to the doctor or hospital when he needs us would put us into so much debt that we wouldn't be able to pay for it. This isn't fair, we've been together for 8 years now and it makes me cry every night to know that I cannot marry the man I love, it's not gay marriage. The SSI office tells me that because I'm not on disability I should be able to make enough money for both of us, how is that fair? I can't make all the money in the relationship, that's not fair on me or him, it puts him in a position thinking he's useless because he can't help me with the money problems. This needs to stop NOW! It's not fair to do this to these people, no one is trying to trick the system, we are in love and in the bible and the constitution it speaks of how a man and woman should be able to get married, then why put us in a hole like this.
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    BRITT LONDON, United States

    4 years ago State: Arizona
    Country: United States
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