More to Say: Love and Marriage and Disabilities and Money
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On September 13, 20 couples got married in a ceremony on the National Mall. It was both a celebration and a protest. The couples included people with disabilities who risk losing life-sustaining benefits by marrying people who are not disabled. Today, we're talking about the marriage penalties written into federal law and how those penalties can be eliminated.
If this episode speaks to you, I hope you'll consider sending a note to your representative today. It can be straightforward: "I learned about marriage penalties in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid regulations on a podcast. This seems wrong to me. I hope you will look into and support the Marriage Equality for Disabled Adults Act (HR 6405) introduced last January by Rep. Jimmy Panetta."
- What’s Next In ‘Marriage Equality’ For People With Disabilities?’ (Forbes)
- Disabled Couples Make a Plea for Marriage Equality at Washington Rally (The New York Times)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Disabled Adult Child (DAC) Marriage Penalty
- Seeking Marriage Equality for People With Disabilities (The New York Times)
- Rep. Panetta Introduces the Marriage Equality for Disabled Adults Act
- A local couple’s dream to get married has become a national advocacy campaign for inter-abled marriage equity. (Monterey County Weekly)
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