The National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems Upcoming Webinar - Love and Disability: Exploring Person-Centered Supports and the Marriage Penalty
December 15, 2022, from 3:00-4:30 pm Eastern
Marrying someone you love is one of the most basic human rights that people have. However, for people with disabilities, marriage can mean the loss of potentially life-sustaining benefits due to the disability “marriage penalty” which reduces Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid benefits when people marry and jointly report income. As a result, many people with disabilities remain unmarried against their own personal wishes out of fear of losing their benefits.
In this webinar, couples with disabilities will share their experiences of marriage and partnership and how to support and advocate for people with disabilities who want to get married.