How Do My Family Members’ Income Affect My SSI Benefits?

Disability benefits help many Americans lead stable and secure lives every year. To ensure that you are receiving the most out of your benefits, however, you need to understand what aspects of both you and your family’s income affect the amount/types of benefits you are eligible for.
While you may not be obtaining a steady and secure income, your spouse or your children may be doing just that. In this scenario, you are likely asking yourself, “Am I still eligible for SSA benefits while my family has money in the bank?” The issue at hand can seem complicated, but thankfully it is fairly simple to explain.
First of all, the income amount of both your spouse and children will not affect your benefit amount, or eligibility, in any manner. Keep in mind, however, that there are still some payment types you can legally receive that can affect the amount paid out. Public pension, worker’s compensation, and more are included in this list.
Your spouse or children’s income will not affect the amount of benefits you receive, although they may affect any dependent’s benefits the SSA provides to them through you. Depending on how much work they are currently involved in, limits will be placed on the full amount they can earn while still receiving these valuable dependent’s benefits. To ensure your family is earning the amount of money that will provide them with the ideal benefit/income balance, be sure to consult a knowledgeable disability attorney to determine the income range they need to stay inside of.
For a team of highly qualified SSI disability lawyers in Ohio, the James Mitchell Brown team has got you covered. Our dedicated staff has tons of experience dealing with local Social Security offices in Ohio, and knows exactly how to navigate the system in a way that will help you successfully gain the benefits you need to lead a stable and comfortable life. If you fear that your spouse or children’s income may be negatively affecting the reality of the benefits they/you can receive, please do not hesitate to contact us. After you first get ahold of us, we can set up a free consultation to discuss your options, and make a game plan to get you back on the right track.