TN 5 (03-12)
SI 00604.018 Marital Status: Question 5
Marital Status: Question 5 may establish a lead or protective filing for title II or a protective filing for title XVI benefits, unless the claimant specifically indicates on the form that he or she does not wish to file for the spouse.
B. When to complete question 5
Complete 5(a) for all claimants. Follow the "Go To" instructions as appropriate.
1. Spouse is 65 or older or will attain age 65 within the evaluation period or is blind or disabled
For determining if a protective filing exists when the claimant names a spouse on a title XVI application, follow the instructions in SI 00601.020. For the protective filing closeout instructions, see SI 00601.037.
2. Spouse's Social Security number (SSN) is unknown
If the spouse's SSN is required but unknown, follow instructions for other names and SSNs.
3. Other names and SSNs
If the spouse has used other names or SSNs, refer to SI 00604.017.
SI 00510.001 Overview of the Filing for Other Program Benefits Requirement, through SI 00510.030 Requirement to File for Other Program Benefits
GN 00204.022 Explore Entitlement on Another Earnings Record or to Another Class of Benefits
MSOM MSSICS 008.008 Marriage Data (AMAR)