TN 14 (08-92)
RS 01403.059 Statement of Claimant and Persons Who Know About Employment and Wages
1. List of Sources
banks or others who cashed paychecks on a regular basis;
union officials and representatives; and
others who establish a sufficient basis for their knowledge.
2. Probative Value
This depends on credibility and lack of a motive for making a wrong statement. Statements only establishing employment are of greater probative value if they corroborate other statements establishing amount(s) of wages (tips).
Obtain a signed (and dated) statement showing:
the person's relationship to the employee;
the evidence/basis for the declarant's knowledge for the facts /estimates declared;
name of employer, place of employment, and kind of work performed;
rate of pay per each period of work;
if rate is not known, an estimate of earnings for each period worked which may include a “not less than” estimate;
the declarant's understanding that the information furnished is to be used by SSA to establish wages for the employee.
2. Other Documentation
Complete a RC:
to explain any doubt as to the credibility of the declarant's statement, only if there is such doubt; and
if an employer refuses to complete a signed statement but is otherwise willing to furnish oral information.
3. Migrant Farm Workers
Follow instructions in RS 01403.077 to develop evidence of wages for migrant farm workers.