Q: SSI payment question
I collect SSI and recently got married, my wife collects SSDI will her payments effect my SSI payments and if so, what is the formula used for calculations?
A: Yes, her income, including SSDI, will affect your check. The concept is known as "deeming" - as in some of her income will be deemed to you. There are several variables in the calculation, so you'll need to contact SSA for the exact amount. But typically, it will lower your SSI check.
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