Re: Does the SSDI amount change after divorce?
Are you receiving SSDI based SOLELY on your OWN disabling condition(s)?
If so then SSDI benefit amount you receive was calculated solely on your work and earnings history regardless of any income your spouse made in the past or makes presently.
Once an SSDI benefit is calculated an payable the benefit does not change based on household income changes or marital status changes.
There is a different SS disability benefit called SSI that is paid to those who are disabled but don't have enough work and earnings history to qualify for SSDI AND who have severe financial limitations in the family. SSI benefits can change at any time if household income or resources change.
If you want to return to work there are rules and guidelines under SS in order to do so. If at any time the work you do and/or the amount of work you do appears to indicate you are capable of full time work then eventulaly your SSDI can end.
More info on: www.socialsecurity.gov/work and http://www.ssa.gov/pubs/10095.html#part3
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Last edited by SpineAZ; 08-05-2010 at 11:37 AM.