Will Marriage Affect My Disability Benefits?

Jan 2 2017 - 10:45am

I am 60 yrs old and receive SS disability. I got engaged over the Holiday. If I get married will my SS disability benefits decrease? Should I file separately or jointly?
Also, if I choose to take some money from my 401k how will this additional income affect my SS disability?

Hi,

Neither marriage nor withdrawing money from a 401k plan would have any affect on your Social Security disability benefits, assuming that your disability benefits are based on your own earnings history.

I'm not a tax expert, though, so I can't advise you on how to file your tax returns.

Best, Jerry