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I was married to my husband for 10 plus years. When I become eligible for my SSI will I receive his SSI?

By Anna from IN

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September 29, 20110 found this helpful

Call the Social Security Administration, they will be able to give you a straight answer!

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September 29, 20110 found this helpful

I don't know about SSI, but if it is retirement social security, you will get enough to add to yours so that you will be drawing half of what he gets. However, if your social security, alone would be more than his it wouldn't work that way. I have a friend whose social security worked out that way. It really annoys me that with what I get, for a total, I know how much my ex husband gets, and he also gets a good pension from the city that he worked for, for 25 years, plus he is still working almost full time at the age of 71. We were married 20 years. Apparently the government still thinks women belong in the lower class yet. lol

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October 3, 20110 found this helpful

Actually you will receive part of his SS if he has made more money than you since you were married for ten years but why ask us when any questions you need answers to can be answered by the SS office and you know the answers will be right. They do not mind answering your questions because that is what they are there for and that is what keeps them employed. They will be very nice to you.

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October 3, 20110 found this helpful

You really need to contact social security for an answer to your question. You can go to your local office to speak to someone in person. There are so many variables they consider such as your age, his age, whether he is alive or has passed away, whether disability is/was involved and/or whether he has/did reach the age of 62.

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October 3, 20110 found this helpful

People receive SSI when they don't have enough work credits in the past 10 years to qualify for SDA. SSI is a set amount you receive, and I've only seen people who get it receive the same amount. Here in Michigan, the amount if $674.00 per month. SDA is also disability payments, and the amount will vary depending on how much the person earned. I don't believe you can collect on anyone else's SSI as an adult. Sometimes, minor children can collect on their parents claim.

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October 3, 20110 found this helpful

cathyphelps, a person is not given SSI because they don't have enough credits. SSI is based on medical and financial needs. In my case I receive SSI because I own no real property other than a decade old car and also because of no way to earn a regular income. If I had property I would have been placed on SSDI when I became disabled which would mean I would not be able to receive the supplemental help for medications, food and housing. I worked for thirty five years up until the time I became disabled.

Also, the amount I or anyone else will receive is not based soley on credits, whether SSI or SSDI or actual retirement, but rather based on your overall contibutions you paid to social security during your entire lifetime. The amount you mention people you know is simply a coincidence. I know others who have become disabled and the amount ranges are all quite different and that's because of the amount each of us contibuted over a lifetime.

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October 26, 2011

I am on Social Security Disability due to health issues. I get my Social Security check each month, but wanted to know if I am allowed to sell something I manage to sew or make for a bit of extra money to help out with our expenses?

By Susan P.

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

Why not contact social security. They know the answers best. You can go to socialsecurity.gov. They may have some information on their web site.

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

I have always been told that a person on disability or SSI can earn up to $60.00 a month without that amount being touched, and after that for every $2.00 you earn they will take $1.00 out of your monthly check. However, check with your social security office to verify this. You would have to keep real detailed records, and I wouldn't advise you to try getting by with anything, because sure as the world somebody that knows you will report it. You should be able to find some kind of part time work that you can do. I know a lot of people on disability that work part time, some up to 30 hours or more a week. I have known beauty operators that are on disability that work 20-30 hours. Another thing, with things that you make, is there a market for these items in your area? What other income do you have, being you make reference to "our income?" If your income qualifies you could get food stamps, rent assistance, etc.

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October 26, 20110 found this helpful

There are web sites you can go on to sell items you make. Please first check with your social security office to verify that it is not going to endanger your social security benefits.

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October 27, 20110 found this helpful

Every State is different here you can't get food stamps, and they have cut back over 100 dollars per month. Look at the sites suggested. It also depends on your disability. I would think if you are able to help make money its worth looking into. Good luck!

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October 27, 20110 found this helpful

You are allowed to make a certain amount but why don't you ask the people who will know the answer at the SS office?

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October 27, 20110 found this helpful

I just checked with my state of Oregon. I can make 692.00 a month and they also say that if you are selling things on line, it's really no different then selling at a yard sale. He said that if I manufactured a line of stuff and went big, then they would notice. Everyone is right though, check with the local office. Sometimes the website can be confusing and talking to someone on a phone is a long wait. You may just want to bring a book and talk to a real person. It helped put my mind at ease.

Hope this all helps. Sandi

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October 27, 20110 found this helpful

With SSD you can earn up to a certain limit a month before it would be counted aqs gainful income. I think it is like >600 or 700 dollars a month. You can also work and continue to draw SSD for I think 5 years. The info is on the SS.gov site. I would think of what you are doing as comparable to someone having a yardsale, SSD doesnt concern thierself with it. I would continue and not be worried at all.

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November 5, 20110 found this helpful

I'm also on SSD. Your few dollars here and there won't affect anything. I'm working with a B2B marketing firm as an "independent contractor" for tax purposes. I don't make much, but it's a relatively steady income. The SSA knows because I file a 1099-MISC with my tax return, since I make more than $600 for the year. I am not penalized. As a matter of fact, I get a bit extra each December, since I had earned income they hadn't calculated into my income for the year. Why it takes until December I don't know, but I'm not looking a gift horse in the mouth, lol!

Hey... I just checked the earnings threshold for 2012. For non-blind SSD recipients, it's $1010 per month. For blind folks like myself, that goes up to $1690 per month. Here's the link to the fact sheet that includes this info:

http://www.soci  olafacts2012.htm

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November 6, 20120 found this helpful

If my son received SSI when he was a child and receives death benefits now does he need to pay back his SSI?

By giggles

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