Except in vary rare, difficult cases, only one census record is needed. However, if
the claimant presents or voluntarily pays for records of other census years, all such
records must be considered and evaluated.
Except in extraordinary circumstances which must be explained in the claims file,
SSA will pay for only one census record (see GN 00302.740). Follow these rules:
There is a census record in file showing the claimant to be under age 20, and
The claimant states that information was submitted to the Bureau of the Census that
would have permitted a search for earlier records.
SSA will not pay for, nor require the claimant to purchase an additional census record.