If your spouse and you both receive SSI, then your benefits are combined into one SSI benefit for the two of you as a couple.
If SSA considers your spouse statutorily blind, you may be able to have your actual benefit amount increased by up to 100% of all of your spouse's work expenses, whether or not those expenses are related to your spouse's disability. Your spouse can claim transportation expenses, the cost of lunch at work, and even the taxes paid because of earnings.
If your spouse's SSA Claims Representative agrees that the claimed work expenses can be included in an BWE, your spouse may be able to recover up to 100% of those expenses by increasing the SSI check up to its maximum. Exactly how much your SSI benefit will be raised depends on your spouse's living situation, earned and unearned income, and the amount of the BWE.
Use WorkWORLD to see how much the SSI benefit will be raised in your spouse's specific situation.
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