TN 13 (07-90)

RS 01403.054 Certification of Secondary Evidence

A. Procedure

1. Photocopy

Prepare a photocopy in accordance with GN 00301.030, when a person wishes to keep documentary evidence.

2. Cannot Photocopy

  1. a. 

    Prepare a manual copy and certify to the accuracy of the copy and the apparent authenticity of the evidence;

  2. b. 

    Phrase the certification as follows:

    “I certify that this is a true and accurate copy of (type of secondary evidence, e.g., personal record). The original shows (statement of apparent authenticity of record, its condition, manner of posting and maintaining record, erasures, corrections, etc).”

  3. c. 

    The statement in RS 01403.054A.2.b. must be followed by the signature and title of an authorized SSA employee in accordance with GN 00301.085.

B. Reference

See also RS 01403.005A.5. for policy on authorized SSA employees.

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RS 01403.054 - Certification of Secondary Evidence - 07/26/2002
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