If age or death was a factor of entitlement in a prior claim or if an associated proof
code and evidence coding support the current allegation, the MBR, SSR, MCS, or MSSICS
screens (cleared or archived) is acceptable proof.
If the evidence code indicates a proven date of birth (DOB) or death, in the case
where survivors and benefits were paid, accept the dates as proven. For situations
where the MBR may show an erroneous proof of age (POA) code see GN 00302.010C.