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Patterns

Ask users for…

Signature

Use: Deployed
Use this pattern when you need a user to provide their signature as a statement of truth.

Usage

When to use this pattern

  • Certification statement or statement of truth. Some forms will require the user to certify their submission by signature.

Examples

form signature pattern

How to design and build

This patterns is used at the end of a form review page.

Layout details

  • Instructions for the user around signing the certification
  • Card
  • Heading: Veteran’s statement of truth
  • Content (specific to form)
  • Link to privacy policy page
  • Text input for signature
  • Checkbox for certification

How this pattern works

  • Place the pattern underneath the accordions on the review section. Do not hide this component inside an accordion.
  • Signature pattern does not exist in every form. If your form needs a certification statement or statement of truth, we recommend using this pattern.
  • When using this pattern, do not add the privacy policy checkbox at the end of the form. The user does not need to check another checkbox for privacy policy.

Content considerations

Error message templates

When a user doesn’t enter the name they entered previously in the form

Your signature must match your first and last name as previously entered.

When a user doesn’t check the checkbox for certification

Must certify by checking box

Live application examples:

VA Form 10-10CG (Application for Family Caregiver Benefits)

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Last updated: Sep 30, 2022