If a claimant was born in a “Yes” State or country (see GN 00302.058 or GN 00307.190) and a discrepant DB is discovered after the initial interview has been completed,
recontact the claimant for the answer to the availability question for the year in
A religious record established before age 5 was submitted, or
The discrepant year is one which would have been within the range of years which the
BVS has already searched (see GN 00302.220).
The claimant's response to the availability question need not be over his/her signature.
If no attempt was previously made to obtain a record for a DB indicated in file which
was outside the range of years searched by the custodian, request a search for a record
for the year in question.
The claimant's possession of a delayed birth certificate (DBC) issued by the State
of birth indicates that there is no public record of birth established before age