SSA logo: link to Social Security Online home1705. How do you prove your age?

The following types of evidence, established or recorded before your fifth birthday, are acceptable in proving your age:

  1. A public record of your birth; or

  2. A religious record of your age that shows your date of birth.

If such a document is unavailable, you must submit another document or documents that may serve as the basis for a determination of your date of birth. The evidence must be confirmed by other evidence or by information contained in our records.

Last Revised: Jul. 1, 2004