TN 45 (11-11)
A surviving divorced spouse need not answer the question about LISH.
There is no need to answer the questions about lag earnings and self-employment (SE)
if the NH died three or more years ago.
Claimants should answer the SMI enrollment question within six months of age 65 or
older and by Disabled Widow(er)’s benefits (DWB) applicants.
The additional information needed from a claimant who is applying for benefits as
a deemed widow(er) should be shown in the “Remarks” section or on an SSA-795. For
more information, see GN 00305.055.
Always get an answer to this question, even from a surviving divorced spouse. For
general rules on GPO, see GN 02608.100.
GN 00205.145A.4., RS 00207.003 and RS 00207.006 for information on marital history
GN 00205.145A.1. for information on maiden name
RS 00207.006F., and RS 00210.035 for information on LISH development