Collecting SSI Disability, marriage, and work

Hello, I am currently collecting SSI benefits and am planning to return to work in the near future. I am also planning to get married in December, and as a result of both of these things intend to request that my benefits be ended.

My question is, if my disability benefits are ended right away, and I am married shortly afterward, how will this affect our tax return if we file jointly? I have no other income at the moment beyond SSI. Thank you for your time.

I do not think your SSI disability benefits should cause a problem with the IRS. If it is SSI it is need based therefore not likely to be taxable. I would contact the IRS and run it by a representative to make sure.

About the Author: Tim Moore is a former Social Security Disability Examiner in North Carolina, has been interviewed by the NY Times and the LA Times on the disability system, and is an Accredited Disability Representative (ADR) in North Carolina. For assistance on a disability application or Appeal in NC, click here.

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