GN 00302: Proof of Age
Based on study data, several situations have been identified in which a material discrepancy may be disregarded.
The documents listed below can be disregarded if discrepant only if the remaining evidence is sufficient to establish the DB. If a material element (month, first or second day, or year) of the DB is reflected only in a document which could otherwise be disregarded, the tolerance cannot be used.
Neither material discrepancy development nor a written determination is required when one of these tolerances is used.
Use this table to determine when an exception to material discrepancy development is permitted.
|IF only discrepancy is caused by a...||THEN...|
|Spouse's allegation on prior application||Base the DB on automatically convincing evidence.|
|Marriage record||Base the DB on automatically convincing evidence only if there is one of the first five documents from the list in GN 00302.115 and a NUMIDENT (or, if none exists, another SSA record) in file.|
|Child's birth record|
|Record other than a NUMIDENT (or, if none exists, another SSA record) or one of the first five documents from the list in GN 00302.115||Base the DB on automatically convincing evidence only if the discrepant record was established later than one of the first five documents from the list in GN 00302.115 which is in file, and there is also a consistent NUMIDENT (or, if none exists, another SSA record) in file.|
|1910, 1920, or 1930 census record||Follow GN 00302.730.|
NUMIDENT (or other SSA record used in lieu of a NUMIDENT)
See GN 00302.110 C. for instructions where there is no NUMIDENT record and the DB on the E/R is discrepant.