No one should have to choose between love and access to crucial benefits.

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Everyone should have the right to marry the person they love. But for many people with disabilities, getting married can mean losing access to critical benefits.The reason behind this? Marriage penalties.”Marriage penalties” are unfair rules that can lead to cuts in benefits and limit savings for married people with disabilities who rely on Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and other Social Security benefits. In some cases, marriage penalties can trigger loss of benefits entirely—benefits that pay for things like health care and the help that many people with disabilities rely on to live independently in the community.The good news is momentum is building in Congress to change these unfair rules—and we have the power to make a difference!Contact your members of Congress now and ask them to support ending marriage penalties for people with disabilities!

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