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weasel:

    Hello ALL  :)

                    I have a SSDI question , Bob is very concerned that we both
  are on Disability !

     We were  married in 2009   .    Bob is 63 now and worries about the SSDI becoming regular SS  when he turns 65   .
  We are exempt from taxes , as neither makes enough to file  .
  Do we have to file as a married couple ?   
 Any links you guys know of will be appreciated  .

                                                            Weasel

  P.S. : In a panic mode  :-[

mitch777:
Hi Carl,

I can't speak to the marriage issue but the good news is that your SSDI (not sure about SSI) payments will remain the same even after full retirement age.
Are you and Bob on SSDI or SSI? Again, I know there are differences but not sure of the details.


http://money.cnn.com/retirement/guide/SocialSecurity_basics.moneymag/index16.htm

(last paragraph)

Hope this is helpful.

bocker3:

--- Quote from: weasel on September 20, 2013, 11:54:45 AM ---    Hello ALL  :)

                    I have a SSDI question , Bob is very concerned that we both
  are on Disability !

     We were  married in 2009   .    Bob is 63 now and worries about the SSDI becoming regular SS  when he turns 65   .
  We are exempt from taxes , as neither makes enough to file  .
  Do we have to file as a married couple ?   
 Any links you guys know of will be appreciated  .

                                                            Weasel

  P.S. : In a panic mode  :-[

--- End quote ---

If you file Federal taxes, I believe that you now must do so as married filing single or married filing joint.  I remember reading something that if a gay married couple had not yet filed for this past year, they needed to do so by Sept 16th, if they wanted to do so as single.  After that date, they have to file jointly.

I can't answer how or if this impacts your SSDI or SS, but you should be able to find info on the IRS site -- the rules for married couples exist.  It makes no difference, to the IRS, if you are same-sex couple or opposite sex couple.

Mike

weasel:

      Thanks  Mitch & Mike ,
                                               I need to do more snooping now .

      We are both SSDI   ,   I do not think there is enough money to file ?

     I find it to very confusing myself  :-[


                                                                        Carl

BT65:
Hi Carl, this link may be helpful:


http://ssa-custhelp.ssa.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/493/session/L3RpbWUvMTM3OTc1MjUyNS9zaWQvdzFra3JTQWw%3D

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