If you live in the same household with a person of the opposite sex, SSA may consider you to be married.
A man and woman are "married" for SSI purposes if they are living in the same household and are married under the laws of their State; or if they are holding themselves out as husband and wife to the community in which they live; or if one is entitled, as the spouse of the other, to Social Security benefits.
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