Dubuque, IA asked in Divorce and Social Security for Iowa

Q: I want to separate from my husband, or divorce but I'm also trying for ssdi. I don't know if it will effect income.

so I'm wondering if applying for ssdi, should I bother separation or just go for divorce? I have no income myself. My husband makes the money.

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Emmett B. Irwin
Emmett B. Irwin
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  • Social Security Disability Lawyer
  • Pikesville, MD

A: SSDI generally does not have income or asset limits, so it generally doesn't matter whether you're married, separated or divorced. But you have to have been working and paid payroll taxes for 5 out of the last 10 years before you became disabled to technically qualify for SSDI.

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