Can I apply h4 ead for my spouse with my previous employer approved i140


My previous employer applied for my i140 in dec 2016 just before I quit the company at end of dec 2016 and joined new employer.

My i140 with previous employer was eventually approved in march of 2017. My question is can I use this i140 approval to apply for h4 ead for my spouse.

My new employer will start my gc process in q1 2018.