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  •  A birth certificate doesn't really identify you (3+ / 0-)
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    mchristi314, savano66, MNDem999

    It's hard for someone else to get your birth certificate, but in and of itself, there is no such thing as proof of who you are. Maybe if birth certificates had bio-markers, then that might be more definitive.

    SSA can verify who you are to their satisfaction. If you know the answer to a few questions. It is not, of course, definitive proof. They used this to great effect in the aftermath of Katrina when people lost everything and only SSA could verify them on the spot.

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