TN 9 (02-85)
GN 00302.500 Public Record of Birth
A. Availability of birth records
To determine whether birth records exists for the claimant's place/time of birth see listings in:
Assisting the claimant in requesting a certificate of the public record of birth
Use an SSA-L706 (Letter to Custodian of Birth Records) which specifically asks for the date the record was established
See GN 00301.265 and GN 00302.070 for more details on the use of the SSA-L706.
NOTE: In the absence of evidence to the contrary, assume that a domestic BC was registered shortly after birth.
|The birth record submitted was established after the individual's fifth birthday (i.e., a delayed birth certificate (DBC))||See GN 00302.540.|
The claimant offers to have a DBC established
The certification of birth was issued by one State attesting to the claimant's birth in another State or in another country
The probative value of the records is considerably lessened
Treat the record as an ordinary record rather than as a public record of birth.
NOTE: While the most frequent form such certifications take is that of a DBC, it may appear to be a regular BC or a notification of birth registration.