Individuals must submit proof of age immediately in every claim for benefits in which
the claimant's age is an immediate factor of entitlement. For instructions about proof
of age tolerances, see GN 00302.030.
Age is an immediate factor of entitlement for the following benefits:
Retirement insurance benefits (RIB)
Hospital insurance (HI)
Supplementary medical insurance (SMI)
Supplemental security income (SSI) for the aged and blind or disabled children
Aged spouse (including divorced spouse)
Surviving divorced spouse
Certain disability insurance benefit (DIB) claimants (see GN 00302.010, DI 11010.055 and DI 11010.060).
In addition, the following individuals must submit evidence of age:
Applicant for a Social Security number (SSN) (see RM 10205.020)
Miner filing for black lung benefits who is, by any allegation in file, age 70 as
of the date the claim was filed and who is working.