Legal Question in Social Security Law in New York

My husband was a taxi driver and away before he could report his 1099, file his back taxes and current ones. I applied for my children (3) social security benefits. But, I was told that I cannot qualify because my husband never filed his taxes. My question: Can I as his lawful wife file his back taxes & reapply for the social security benefits?

Asked on 6/16/13, 8:48 am

1 Answer from Attorneys

Arnold Nager Arnold H. Nager, Esquire

Probably but there may be substantial penalties and interest for not filing on time.

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Answered on 6/21/13, 1:54 pm

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