Ask every claimant under age 73 to submit a public or religious record of birth established
before age 5 (preferred evidence), unless he/she has previously established his/her
DB for SSA purposes or unless a tolerance applies. For instructions about proof of
age tolerances, see "Evidence of Age - Tolerances" in GN 00302.030.
The file must contain one of the following:
Public or religious record of birth
Written statement that neither is available, or
Copy of the SSA record which shows that the DB was previously established.
See GN 00302.057-GN 00302.070 for information concerning requests for public birth records.
See GN 00302.056-GN 00302.057 for information concerning religious records of age.