If the applicant presents alternative evidence of age and has nothing of higher probative
value, do not insist that he or she submit primary evidence (primary evidence is not
required). Go to RM 10210.275G.
IMPORTANT: If the applicant does not have a BC for a U.S.-born individual under age one, and
the child needs an SSN to receive emergency benefits or services, go to RM 10210.280. If the U.S.-born individual under age one does not need an SSN for emergency benefits
or services and has no BC, Go to RM 10210.275G.