As explained in HI 00801.022ff, an uninsured spouse may apply for HI coverage based
on his/her spouse's E/R even if the spouse is not yet applying for coverage or monthly
benefits. In this situation, proof of age must be submitted for both the worker and
uninsured spouse to establish the spouse's eligibility for HI.
Since the MBR resulting from this type of claim is set up under the uninsured spouse's
SSN, no record is established to reflect what evidence of age was submitted or DB
estabished for the worker. As a result, when the worker later files for benefits,
it is difficult to determine what DB to establish for the current claim.
SSA can not assume that the DB now alleged is the correct DB because it is not known whether
the current allegation agrees with the prior determination (or whether an exact DB
was even determined previously—see GN 00302.370).