Applying for Extra Help
Whose income and resources count?
- Your income and resources are counted.
- If you are married and live with your spouse, both of your incomes and resources are counted even if only one of you is applying for extra help.
- If you are married and don’t live with your spouse when you apply, only your income and resources are counted.
Married couples living together who apply for extra help through Social Security can use the same application form to apply (SSA-1020).