Debbie, we don't know if the Social Security benefit my 93-year-old mother receives is based just on her prior earned income, or if it is also based on my father's (deceased in 1993). Because she receives $16,566 annually, which we think is a lot based on what we know of her employment history, we think it may be based on both their earnings. We don't want to "lie", but we don't know. Based on the assumption that her SS is based on both their earnings, would I answer 34a - Yes, 34b - No, 35 - No, 36 - No, 37 - Yes? I'm not sure what all those programs are that these questions refer to. Thanks so much for your help!