|Legally live together or get married?
Jul 12, 2000
I understand many people are on SSDI and/or other forms of assistance once meds and treatments are required. My hiv+ boyfriend and I would like to explore the next level to our relationship. We're hetero -- and I'm hiv-. We are under the impression my income would be considered if we became engaged. I need some facts and wondered if this is in fact true, that the gov't would cut back his benefits due to my income. (As if I could afford the 2,000-3,000 monthly med costs, in addition to other living costs!) Any clear facts you could point me to would be great. I'm hoping this doesn't mean what I think it does: that those with hiv/aids are doomed to remain singular even if they do find love and commitment, due to needing the benefits which keep them alive. Thanks very much for any info.
| Response from Mr. Kull
Your situation sounds confusing and frustrating. Unfortunately, this is an area where I do not have much information. Try contacting your local AIDS organization to see if they can be of some assistance. Good luck!
Ryan M. Kull, CSW
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