TN 1 (11-09)

RM 10210.535 Assisting an Applicant who either has No Evidence or Submits Other Evidence of U.S. Citizenship

If a person alleges U.S. citizenship but does not have any of the probative level evidence referenced in, General Information on Reviewing and Verifying Evidence for an SSN Card RM 10210.500, use the following guidelines to assist the applicant.

Applicant’s Allegation

Reference and Information

Amnesia

RM 10210.120, Assisting Applicants when the SS-5 Cannot be Filed

Foreign born and Naturalized

GN 00303.300O, Procedure - Obtaining Evidence of U.S. Citizenship From DHS or DOS.

If U.S. citizenship is alleged based on a provision to become a citizen not included in POMS, refer the individual to DHS, USCIS. The USCIS office locations are available on the USCIS Internet website .

Foreign born and adopted by a U.S. citizen

RM 10210.540, General Information for Evidence of U.S. Citizenship for a Foreign Born Adopted Child

Foreign born to a U.S. citizen

GN 00303.300O, Procedure - Obtaining Evidence of U.S. Citizenship From DHS or DOS

Homeless

RM 10210.120, Assisting Applicants when the SS-5 Cannot be Filed

Mental impairment

RM 10210.120, Assisting Applicants when the SS-5 Cannot be Filed

U.S born but no proof

Original SSNs only - If the individual meets the evidence requirements defined in RM 10210.010 but cannot document a U.S. birthplace and does not have evidence of U.S. citizenship, assign an SSN only if both:

  • The individual provides documentation of entitlement to a federally funded benefit or a State or local public assistance benefit and

  • The SSN is required by law as a condition of receiving this benefit, see RM 10211.500 and RM 10211.600.

U.S. born and submits proof not shown on SSA’s evidence list

When an applicant submits a document not listed as acceptable evidence of U.S. citizenship per RM 102