The requirements for an SSN in claims cases are the same as for any other SSN request,
i.e., evidence of age, identity and U.S. citizenship or lawful alien status. If the
applicant is age 12 or older, the mandatory in-person interview also must be conducted.
EXCEPTION: When an illegal alien will be paid benefits, obtain evidence of age and identity
and process the SS-5 for a non-work SSN.