Treat the new claimant, if eligible, as an eligible spouse:
Check the "Couple" block;
Retain a copy of the current SSI query in the file;
Explain in the "Remarks" section that the spouse already receives SSI payments (or
is in suspense status); and
On the SSA-8000-BK Application for Supplemental Security Income, answer all questions
as for a couple.
Only the new claimant should sign the application (not the spouse who already receives
SSI). Obtain a redetermination from the spouse who is currently receiving benefits
(For more information on an unscheduled redetermination, see SI 02305.022).
For establishing a start date, record whenever an ineligible spouse files an application,
see MSOM MSSICS 007.003 Start Date Data and SM 01801.034 Selection of the Appropriate
Start Date Month and Timing of T30/T33/SD Transmissions.
For MSSICS print options, see MSOM MSSICS 022.004.
NOTE: Complete the spouse's answer for questions 3 and 57 to obtain leads for SSI for the spouse and for other benefits
for the claimant.