29.8.16

A "SOCIAL" "SECURITY" MARRIAGE PENALTY.

I can't make stuff like this up. "If you’re disabled and drawing Social Security and you want to get married, watch out for the booby traps."  It's an obscure trap, applicable to people who become eligible as dependent children and subsequently marry a person in the workforce.  But the author of the story has not yet obtained an explanation from the bureaucrats of why the beneficiary in error continued to receive payments for seventeen years until someone in Washington caught on and sent him a bill.

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