December 1973 Eligibility Requirements Manual

1005.005.00 Age (OAA, AB, PTD)

IM-32 March 28, 2012

To be eligible for OAA, an applicant must be 65 years of age or older. It is not necessary to determine exact age when it is satisfactorily established that the applicant is more than 65 years of age.

To be eligible for AB, an applicant must be age 18 or older. When documentary verification is not readily available and the applicant is obviously over the age of 18, the applicant’s statement and the eligibility specialist’s judgment are acceptable proof of age.

For PTD, individuals under age 18 are subject to deeming of their parents’ income and resources. Verification of age is needed for PTD only if it is not clear whether the applicant is age 18 or over.