INS arbitrarily assigns January 1 as the month and day of birth to a person who knows
only his/her year of birth. In this situation, SSA's DB determination should disregard
such a month/day indication.
SSA will use only the year of birth shown in INS records unless both of the following conditions are met:
January 1 is shown to be the refugee's month and day of birth on either the current
SSA application or at least one other record, and
The claimant provides an explanation (which must be documented on an RC or signed
statement) that shows he/she has some reasonable basis for using January 1 (i.e.,
a reason other than it is the date which INS assigned to him/her).
If only the year of birth is being established based on the INS record, use the instructions
in GN 00302.480D. to establish the month and day.