Question: Is it okay to date a mentally challenged person?

Is it ever OK to date the mentally disabled? Jonathan Mooney says the answer is a “big, fat yes.” Those entering such a relationship should have an authentic motivation, and if theres a significant mental functioning difference, should not take advantage of the mentally disabled person.

Can you marry someone who is mentally challenged?

Mentally retarded individuals have the same legal rights to marry, drive cars, and own homes as any other American, says Dr. Richard Redding of the University of Virginias Institute of Law, Psychiatry, and Public Policy, and they need not pass any competency tests.

Will I lose my SSI if I get married?

Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) For SSI (disability benefits for low-income disabled people who did not pay enough into the Social Security system for SSDI), eligibility for benefits is never terminated simply by marriage. SSI benefits are available to unmarried and married disabled people alike.

What happens when a disabled person gets married?

If you are receiving Social Security disability benefits under your own work record (meaning you are the disabled worker), then getting married will not affect your benefit payments. This is the case no matter whether your future spouse works, receives disability benefits, or has no income.

What is the highest amount of SSI payment?

The monthly maximum Federal amounts for 2021 are $794 for an eligible individual, $1,191 for an eligible individual with an eligible spouse, and $397 for an essential person.

Can I get disability if my husband makes good money?

Your spouses income will not affect your eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits. This is because your SSDI benefits are based on your previous income and what you paid into Social Security.

How do you test for intellectual disability?

The diagnosis of an intellectual disability is typically made through a test of intelligence or cognition, often assessed by the range of scores on an Intelligence Quotient (IQ) test.

Can my wife claim disability if I work?

If you are receiving SSDI, then your spouse can work while you work receive benefits. Because of this, your spouses income from working will not impact your SSDI. If you are receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI), then you may have trouble maintaining disability benefits while your spouse works.

Can a person with mental retardation live alone?

Absolutely. Of course a person, even with a serious mental illness, can live alone.

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