SSA will accept a photocopy of the original record or an extract (typed, handwritten,
or computer generated) from the record as evidence from a claimant or applicant only
if the record custodian attests to the document's authenticity and accuracy by:
a signed or stamped statement executed at the time the photocopy or extract is made;
affixing their seal of office to the photocopy or extract.
EXCEPTION: It may be the practice of the local custodian of records to issue uncertified photocopies
of birth registration notification. These records are acceptable. If we retain a photocopy
of the document, the SSA certifier must include a statement on the back of the SSA
photocopy that they identified the claimant's document as one routinely issued by
the custodian of records.