The claimant alleged a DB of 6/5/16. She submitted documentary evidence of age which
indicated a 6/5/22DB. There was no public or religious reocrd of age established for
The claimant stated that she was Jewish, was born in Czechoslovakia, and was sent
to a labor camp by the Nazis in 1943. After liberation in 1945, she resided in a displaced-per
son's camp in West Germany for 2 years. While in the camp, she met a man 5 years younger
than she whom she later married. To disguise the fact that she was older, she changed
her DB to the later date and always used the fictitious DB from that time on. She
submitted a record from the displaced person's camp, dated 10/45, as evidence of survivor
In this case, SSA cannot use the special Holocaust procedures to establish the claimant's
DB because the claimant does nopt qualify as a survivor for purposes of this provision.
Although the claimant was a member of a group targeted for extermination by the Nazis,
and had proof of residence in a Nazi-dominated country prior to 1946 (normally acceptable
as a evidence of survivor status), she did not change her DB to postpone or escape
certain death at the hands of the Nazis.
Proof of age must, therefore, be established under the usual rules.