NOTE: Where a NUMIDENT record corroborates the alleged DB (i.e., where all DB's shown in
the NUMIDENT record agree with the allegation and all other evidence in file), you
may ignore a discrepant DB shown on an earnings record (E/R). (This DB would probably
have originated in an employer's wage report reflected in the Earnings Reference File
(ERF)). However, if no NUMIDENT record is available, the DB on the E/R must agree with the allegation and
all other evidence to corroborate the DB. If the E/R DB is discrepant in this situation,
follow GN 00302.165-GN 00302.180 to establish the DB.
If the E/R contains a RRB DB which is materially different from the alleged DB, a
material discrepancy is created which must be resolved per GN 00302.165-GN 00302.170.