Program Operations Manual System (POMS)
TN 27 (12-00)
Child acquires the status of a child if:
the natural parents of a child intermarry and the father recognizes the child; or
(I) effective 03/26/68, the father is alive on or after this date and has been declared
the putative father in a Vermont paternity proceeding (see sec. 339 of title 15 of
the Vermont Statutes Annotated), or he has openly and notoriously claimed the child
to be his. For claims filed on or after 11/27/98, or pending on that date, a court
adjudication of paternity is not required and SSA may determine the relationship between
the alleged father and the child by applying a preponderance of the evidence standard.
Under Vermont law, whether the NH informally acknowledged a child is a determination
to be made on a case by case basis.
Evidence considered in adjudications of paternity includes blood and genetic marker
tests. Tests with a probability of 99% or greater will constitute a rebuttable presumption
of paternity. Submit to the RCC evidence submitted to rebut the presumption for a
determination about whether the evidence excludes the alleged father.
Father acquires the status of parent if the parents intermarry and the father recognizes