Has anyone here ever gotten SSA disability when they have a currently working spouse??? i.e. does Social Security take into account how much money your "family unit" makes?? Just went to a hearing as a witness for a friend and the "medical expert" was from a different state and was on the telephone and he absolutely "toasted" my friend, calling her everything but a human. Then the judge just sat and smirked at her. This particular judge appeared to be a very mean man!! Hope they are not all that way. But he did ask her what her marital status was and asked how she was living now (she's on disability from her work) and asked her how much her disability was. Needless to say, my friend was totally devistated after their "medical expert" testified. He said he totally disagreed with her physicians as far as their diagnosis and treatment. Even told the judge that he didn't believe that she'd had a heart attack (even tho she had supporting documents from her cardiologist). They questioned her for over 2 hours. Whew -- that was tough! My hearing will be coming up in several months but after witnessing how this one went, I don't know if I want to put myself thru that kind of torture!!!