Obtain a copy of the court decree or order for support certified by the proper court
official. Accept an excerpt from the order or decree if it is certified by the court
official and contains sufficient information. You may consider a related court record,
e.g., complaint, indictment.
The child's full birth certificate (BC), i.e., one with spaces for the parents' names,
may be used as proof of a court determination of parentage if the state required a
court decree or order to issue the BC. For policy on using information from a child's
BC as proof of a court order, see GN 00306.120.
If there is any indication of a modification in a finding that the NH is the child's
parent or the identity of the parent in the court order, obtain a current decree or
order certified by the proper court official as to whether or not the court vacated
or changed the finding.
Fax the materials into the Non-Disability Repository for Evidentiary Documents (NDRed).