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SSDI for married or divorced people

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SSDI for married or divorced people

My brother is applying for SSDI and he is separated from his wife but they have not gotten a divorce yet. Will his benefits be higher if he gets a divorce before applying for SSDI?

Hi There,

Hi There,
That's a great question! Luckily, SSDI benefits are determined by work history rather than income, so no, marital status may not affect his benefits at all.

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