Dating peple with disabilatys

People with disabilities fall in love, and have the same beliefs as those without disabilities when it comes to making the commitment to spend the rest of their lives with someone.Marriage is a very important thing to a lot of people, and I don't want to have to miss out on it just because of the risk of losing my benefits.And that is why there is a national movement to get this changed.I want to share with you how marriage penalties are affecting real people, and why we want them changed, by sharing the perspectives of two other self-advocates: Timothy and Kurtlyn.Beyond these marriage-related SSI benefit and asset restrictions, eligibility for SSI in most states means eligibility for Medicaid.

It is not my fault that I have my mental illness, and I have to struggle financially as it is because of not being able to work full time.

If only one person in the couple is receiving SSI, the benefit will still be reduced or they may no longer be eligible for it.

In addition, there is also a resource limit; the amount of money you can have in the bank for an individual is ,000 and for a couple it is only ,000.

The Medicaid Marriage Penalty is misdirected and wrong because it prevents many people with disabilities from getting married or even staying married.

People with disabilities deserve to be able to get married to the one they love.

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