Some claimants may question the correctness of the arrival record because it shows
a lower age given by a parent to obtain cheaper transportation to this country. Some
steamship lines did have half-fare rates for children under 12. Therefore, if the
claimant would have been age 12 or over at the time of immigration, based on the DB
alleged, you should:
Assume that the claimant's current statement is correct, and
Obtain other evidence of high probative value in this situation, even if it postdates
the arrival record.