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Let’s Talk: Marriage Equality

Get married with a disability?

If you or your partner are on Social Security and/or Medicaid, it can be harder to get married since you can lose your benefits. That's right in the U.S. marriage equality is still not a thing. If someone is on SSI/Medicaid and gets married, their partner's income/assets are considered when deciding whether if they qualify or not. This means even if the partner makes just enough for basic needs like housing, food, etc. the person on SSI can have their benefits retracted. That doesn't include insurance, medicines, in-home care if it's needed, and much more because living with a disability can be VERY expensive. Everyone deserves the right to marry and not worry about if they'll lose their income and health insurance.

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