SSA does not question the DB on a civil birth certificate unless the baptismal certificate
raises a question about its accuracy.
If a claimant who was born in Ireland before 1923 states the earlier DB shown on the
baptismal certificate is correct and not the one shown on the civil birth certificate,
SSA asks him/her for an explanation of the discrepancy.
SSA accepts the DB shown on the baptismal record without further development if the:
Claimant states the later DB was shown to avoid the fine for late registration; and
Discrepancy is not more than 1 year.