No. 2 – My spouse is working. Will their income affect whether I’m entitled to Social Security Disability benefits?
If you’re applying for SSI disability benefits and your spouse works, this may prevent you from getting SSI. If you get SSI, the amount earned by your spouse can potentially reduce the amount of your check.
However, if you’re applying for Social Security Disability benefits (SSDI), then your spouse’s earnings have no effect on your claim. It won’t impact your eligibility to apply for disability benefits, to get disability benefits or have any impact on the amount of your benefits.
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