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how much ssi do u get for bipoar disorder and do u get more if ur single?

my husband of almost 4 years just left me today and said he cant stand me being so sick any more so i was wondering if i could get more money with out him i have never worked and have had ssi since sept. any advise would be greatly appreciated

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Asked by Anonymous at 1:35 AM on Nov. 18, 2010 in Money & Work

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  • I honestly don't think you will get much more being single - maybe not any more at all. But I'm shocked you get SSI for BPD. I have BPD2, Fibromyalgia, Labyrinthitis & Chronic Fatigue, and still don't qualify...

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:37 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • SSDI is not based on marital status or what disability or severity you have. It's pretty much a set amount

    Answer by romanceparty4u at 1:39 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • However, you will qualify for other things, if his income is gone, you may qualify for food stamps, housing assistance, and other stuff. Not sure what your situation can get other assistance while on ssdi

    Answer by romanceparty4u at 1:40 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • Its based on income so let them know now you have no income

    Answer by Homeschoolmom99 at 1:40 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • It depends on if you are gettiing SSI, SSI/DI or SSI/IE or just Disability.
    It DOES go by income and you may have it raised due to your financial loss.
    You will indeed qualify for other assisstance programs.
    I'm sorry about your hubby being a turd! :( That sucks!
    Here is some info for you. provides easy access to comprehensive disability-related information and resources.

    Answer by Missikat75 at 7:18 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • I didn't know you even could get SSI for bi-polar disorder. Do you have a case manager? That would be the person to talk to.

    Answer by HotMama330 at 11:38 AM on Nov. 18, 2010

  • You can get it for that? I can't get it for my diabetes.

    Answer by elwalters77 at 9:27 PM on Nov. 18, 2010

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