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What other evidence proves paternity?

Excerpted from "Social Security Handbook". See the up-to-date, official Social Security Handbook at ssa.gov.

1712. What other evidence proves paternity?

Several types of evidence may prove that you are a child's father, including:

  1. Hospital, religious, or school records;

  2. A court order or decree that does not meet the requirements for court orders set out above;

  3. A statement from the attending physician, relative, or other person who knows the child's relationship to you, including the basis for that knowledge; and

  4. Evidence that you and the child's mother were living together at the time of the child's conception.

Last Revised: March, 2001


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