In addition to documents required for the person to whom the SSN is issued, i.e.,
evidence of age, identity, and U.S. citizenship or current lawful alien status (or,
if not authorized to work in the U.S., evidence of a current valid nonwork need) appropriate
to the type of SSN card requested, you must also obtain the following evidence from
the proper applicant.
1. Proof of identity of the applicant
We must see proof of identity for the person filing the application.
2. Evidence that the applicant represents the legal guardian
When the legal guardian is not an individual (i.e., an agency or bank), we must see
documentation to show that the applicant is acting on behalf of the legal guardian
entity. See Authority to act on behalf of agency, RM 10205.050B.2.
3. Evidence of relationship/custody/responsibility
We must see court documents establishing that the applicant has legal guardianship
of the number holder (NH). Proof of legal guardianship is sufficient evidence of relationship,
custody, and responsibility.