If you get Social Security disability or retirement benefits and you marry, your benefit will stay the same. Here’s how marriage may affect other benefits:
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- If you marry, your spouse's income and resources may change your SSI benefit; or
- If you and your spouse both get SSI, your benefit amount will change from an individual rate to a couple’s rate.
Benefits for a widow, divorced widow, widower or divorced widower
- You cannot get benefits if you remarry before age 60; and
- You cannot get benefits if you are disabled and remarry before age 50.
Divorced spouse’s benefits
Generally, your benefits end if you remarry.
Benefits for a child under age 18 or student ages 18 or 19
Benefits end if you marry.
For more information, call us at 1-800-772-1213 (TTY 1-800-325-0778) between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday; or contact your local Social Security office.