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Personal Records of Worker

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

1733. Personal Records of Worker

1733.1 Do your personal records constitute evidence of wages?

Your personal records showing wages paid to you are not of high investigative probative value. However, regular, complete, and genuine records may be used to support other types of evidence.

1733.2 What information do you submit with your personal records?

You must provide a statement along with your personal records showing:

  1. Who made the entries;

  2. When the entries were made;

  3. The basis for the entries;

  4. What happened to any wage statements that were given to you by your employer; and

  5. An explanation of all discrepancies and inaccuracies in the records.

Last Revised: March, 2001


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