A worker is entitled to a non-Totalization benefit with a primary insurance amount
(PIA) of $250. The worker’s wife is entitled to a Totalization benefit on her own
SSN with a pro rata PIA of $140. Consequently, she cannot be entitled to a non-Totalization
spouse’s benefit on her husband’s SSN. However, an application for spouse’s benefits
should be taken to establish entitlement to premium-free HI on the husband’s SSN.
The spouse’s claim would be processed as a technical entitlement with HI involved.