My Male partner have been together for over 44 years and never married. We also have 44 year son. My question is will either of us receive the others income when one passes on, We both receive SSI Thank Donna Neidecker email [email protected]
Since you are not legally married you would not be entitled to one another's benefits.
answers to questions are for general purposes only and do not establish an attorney-client relationship.
If you are on SSI (welfare disability) then you cannot inherit it. Even though you have been together 44 years, Virginia does not recognize common law marriages. So if you are eligible for Social Security or your significant other is, you cannot get the other's benefit because you are not married.
This response is meant to be information only and should not be considered to be legal advice. This information is not meant and should not be construed to be the formation of an attorney client relationship. I practice Virginia Workers compensation law and Social Security Disability law.
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