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I am on Social Security Disability income. I got into an accident years ago. My fiancée is now here and I was wondering if my SSI will be reduced once we get married. Right now, i just have enough to get by and I worry that if it gets lower... Well... it would be difficult for us. Does anyone here has an experience that they can share? It will be greatly appreciated.

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If it's Social Security Disability (SSDI), it will not be reduced by a spouse's income. If it's Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your souse's income would be counted and it could get reduced.

I was not clear from your post which one you're actually getting because you mentioned both. Hope that helps!

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Im on SSDI as well for the same reasons as you, I got married in Mexico and reported to social security offices i got married and they told me that it will affect my monthly check the second he moves in with me. So right now its not affecting me but when he moves in with me in California, then thats when i have to notify them again and they have to reevaluate my case.


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USCIS CR-1/IR-1:
Aug 08/20/2015: Mailed I-130 (Phoenix Lockbox)
Aug 08/24/2015: NOA 1 (Nebraska)
Dec 12/08/2015: NOA 2 (Nebraska)
Dec 12/09/2015: Sent to NVC
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL DAYS IN USCIS: 107
NVC STAGE
Dec 12/11/2015: Case received at NVC
Dec 12/28/2015: Case # and Invoice number received
Dec 12/28/2015: Paid AOS Fee
Dec 12/28/2015: Completed DS-261 Choice of Agent
Dec 12/31/2015: NVC Welcome letter received by snail mail
Jan 01/06/2016: Reviewed DS-261 over the phone
Jan 01/07/2016: Choice of agent email + IV fee bill invoiced
Jan 01/07/2016: IV fee Paid
Jan 01/12/2016: AOS + IV packet sent
Jan 01/13/2016: AOS + IV packet received
Jan 01/13/2016: DS-260 Completed
Jan 01/13/2016: Scan Date
Feb 02/02/2016: Checklist :'(
Feb 02/04/2016 NEW scan date
Feb 02/10/2016 CASE COMPLETED!!!
Feb 02/16/2016 Case left NVC to Consulate (In Transit)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL DAYS IN NVC: 67 days
Feb 02/18/16 Case shows READY
Feb 02/19/16 Case on file at consulate (Juarez)
Feb 02/2/16 Interview date scheduled for 3/29
Feb 02/8/16 Interview letter notification received
CONSULATE - CUIDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
Mar 03/25/16 Medical Exam
Mar 03/28/16 Biometrics
Mar 03/29/16 INTERVIEW
*******APPROVED!!!*******
TOTAL TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO INTERVIEW APPROVAL

222 days from the start date to the end date
7 months and 9 days

VISA

3/31/16 Sent to DHL specific location

4/01/16 Visa received at DHL location - VISA ON HAND -

4/08/16 UNITED STATES ENTRY

TOTAL TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO US ENTRY

232 days from the start date to the end date
7 months and 19 days

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Sorry I do get SSI not SSDI for a permanent injury.


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USCIS CR-1/IR-1:
Aug 08/20/2015: Mailed I-130 (Phoenix Lockbox)
Aug 08/24/2015: NOA 1 (Nebraska)
Dec 12/08/2015: NOA 2 (Nebraska)
Dec 12/09/2015: Sent to NVC
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL DAYS IN USCIS: 107
NVC STAGE
Dec 12/11/2015: Case received at NVC
Dec 12/28/2015: Case # and Invoice number received
Dec 12/28/2015: Paid AOS Fee
Dec 12/28/2015: Completed DS-261 Choice of Agent
Dec 12/31/2015: NVC Welcome letter received by snail mail
Jan 01/06/2016: Reviewed DS-261 over the phone
Jan 01/07/2016: Choice of agent email + IV fee bill invoiced
Jan 01/07/2016: IV fee Paid
Jan 01/12/2016: AOS + IV packet sent
Jan 01/13/2016: AOS + IV packet received
Jan 01/13/2016: DS-260 Completed
Jan 01/13/2016: Scan Date
Feb 02/02/2016: Checklist :'(
Feb 02/04/2016 NEW scan date
Feb 02/10/2016 CASE COMPLETED!!!
Feb 02/16/2016 Case left NVC to Consulate (In Transit)
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL DAYS IN NVC: 67 days
Feb 02/18/16 Case shows READY
Feb 02/19/16 Case on file at consulate (Juarez)
Feb 02/2/16 Interview date scheduled for 3/29
Feb 02/8/16 Interview letter notification received
CONSULATE - CUIDAD JUAREZ, MEXICO
Mar 03/25/16 Medical Exam
Mar 03/28/16 Biometrics
Mar 03/29/16 INTERVIEW
*******APPROVED!!!*******
TOTAL TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO INTERVIEW APPROVAL

222 days from the start date to the end date
7 months and 9 days

VISA

3/31/16 Sent to DHL specific location

4/01/16 Visa received at DHL location - VISA ON HAND -

4/08/16 UNITED STATES ENTRY

TOTAL TIME FROM SUBMISSION TO US ENTRY

232 days from the start date to the end date
7 months and 19 days

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If it's Social Security Disability (SSDI), it will not be reduced by a spouse's income. If it's Supplemental Security Income (SSI), your souse's income would be counted and it could get reduced.

I was not clear from your post which one you're actually getting because you mentioned both. Hope that helps!

oh! my bad, it's SSI. what if she doesnt work?

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Im on SSDI as well for the same reasons as you, I got married in Mexico and reported to social security offices i got married and they told me that it will affect my monthly check the second he moves in with me. So right now its not affecting me but when he moves in with me in California, then thats when i have to notify them again and they have to reevaluate my case.

I'm not on either one but I did call to ask since I've seen this question before and was curious. They told me that you have to let them know when he/she arrives as stated but it all depends if the spouse is working or not. If the spouse is not working then it wont change. Once the spouse has a job then it will be reduced or stopped depending on the amount the new job is adding to the household funds. Hope this helps.


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I-130 Sent. 03-14-2014 PD changed 6-24-2013. Received DS-261 / AOS Bill: 05-28-2014.

I-130 NOA1. 03-20-2013. Pay AOS Bill: 05-28- 2014. smileys-money-114847.gif

Returned to me due to mistake. 04-27-2013. Submit DS-261: 05-28-2014 Scanned on May 30 Th.
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Your I-130 was approved in 283, actual 343 days.
Submitted DS-260; 07/14/2014

Arrived NVC. 04-25-2014. NVC requested parents marriage cert, 10/10/2014

Case number given. 05-20-2014. Last scan date, 10/22/2014
Sent AOS Package: 06-10-2014. AOS Approved: 12-16-2014. egyptian.gif
Sent AOS Package: 06-10-2014.
Receive I-864 Package: 06-25-2014.
Pay AOS Bill: 05-28- 2014. smileys-money-114847.gif

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Interview date given on 12-29-2014. Interview date 02-19-2015

01-29-2015 - Medical

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oh! my bad, it's SSI. what if she doesnt work?

If she doesn't work, it will not affect your amount at this time. If she starts working, then it would affect the amount you receive.

And no worries, most people don't realize there is a difference. I deal with both at my job so I've just had lots of experience with it!

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Most people will make more from a full time job them SSI benefits. The real problem is the loss of medicade/medicare for medical treatment.

One more question, from what I understand, my fiancée just got here so no AOS yet hence no work either. It won't affect my SSI at the moment since she is not working yet, right?

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One more question, from what I understand, my fiancée just got here so no AOS yet hence no work either. It won't affect my SSI at the moment since she is not working yet, right?

Your fiancé cannot file AOS until you marry her neither she can work without EAD which you can apply alongwith AOS

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