If I Get Married Will I Lose My Back Pay?

Jan 2 2020 - 5:21pm

I had an attorney and fought my case for 3 years I was awareded SSI and back pay for 3 years. SSI says I can not get the lump sum they will speed it into 3 payments at 3mo, 6mo and final amount 6mo so we’ll over a year free I was awarded. They paid my attorney a lump sum off the top. If I get married will I lose my back pay? I understand I may lose my current monthly benefits but unsure of the back pay owed to me.

Hi,

No, you would not forfeit any of your back pay if you get married, even if your marriage causes you to be ineligible for continuing Supplemental Security Income (SSI) payments.

Best, Jerry