I'm on disability. We are divorced. But my ex wants to buy a home. We have a child together. He wants to add my name to the home deed in case of emergency (ie. if he were to die, I am also on his life insurance policy). Can he do this or will disability see this as mine? We live in Wisconsin. He just wants to make sure the home is protected since our child in a minor.
If you are on SSDI (social security disability insurance) then having your name on the deed will not matter. However, if you are on SSI (supplemental security income) it may matter greatly as there are strict income and asset limits for that program.
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Your ex might consider as an option setting up a trust of his estate where the house and other assets could be managed by you as trustee for the benefit of your child, without putting title of the house in your name, and arguably putting your disability payments at risk. It would be best to check with an estate attorney to see what your respective options might be and to best put things in proper order for the sake of your child.
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