.02 Date of Birth Verification - NA
The following documents are acceptable verification for date of birth for NA:
 
Adoption records
Baptismal certificate before age five
Bureau of Vital Statistics (See Requesting Verification of Birth or Death)
Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
Certificate of Live Birth signed by a hospital official and a parent
Certified Birth Certificate issued by U.S., state, or local governmental Bureau of Vital Statistics
Hospital Birth Certificate
Social Security records
Tribal Census Card
Tribal Census Request (FA-061)
U.S. Passport
 
When the previously listed documents are not available, the following are acceptable forms of verification for date of birth for NA:
 
Affidavits
Child welfare records
CLIS when the CLIS VR field displays V (verified)
Court child support order
Doctor's statement
Driver’s license
Family Bible record
Federal or state census records
Insurance policy
Juvenile court records
School records
Voluntary social service agency records
 
At the interview, verify age when questionable and it is a factor in determining eligibility. (See Important Ages for NA)
 
The PI may not have the verification with them at the interview. When this is the case, have the PI sign an Authority to Release Information (FA-059) form.
 
Send the appropriate forms to obtain the required verification. (See Requesting Verification of Birth or Death)
 
When written verification has not been received by the time the case is ready to complete, call the appropriate contact information.
 
When verification is not received by the processing deadline, complete one of the following depending on the age and the reason verification is needed:
 
Close the case
Deny the application
Do not allow the deduction