Hi Larry,, Both my husband and myself just turned 62 this year and we both applied for ssi, haven't received our first check yet. Since this is all new to me, I started reading about spousal benefits. My husband's ssi is much higher than mine as my work record was off and on due to children. I filed all the necessary paperwork but was denied spousal benefits because "You have monthly income of about $3,000" and it is too high for any ssi pmt in my state (PA). Is this because of my husband's pension ($3,400) after taxes?