A recent article in the Columbus Dispatch, and reprinted in the Akron Beacon Journal, discusses the “marriage penalty” for some disabled individuals. The penalty only applies to those couples where one person is receiving Supplemental Security Income “SSI” benefits.
If you live together, you are usually considered to be roommates. Both of you can usually continue to receive benefits. If, however, you are married, your combined benefit can only be $1,100.
Read the article linked below and let me know if you think this is fair.