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Air Force: Complete claims package (by dependent type)

Your secondary dependent claim package should include the following documents and forms (based on dependent relationship). Be sute to include all the items and that forms are filled out completely with all required signatures. Be sure the forms are legible to minimize any delays in processing.

Check out our Helpful Hints page for use in filling out the forms required for your secondary dependency claims package. NOTE: The forms listed in the tables below are linked to online official forms for your use.

PARENTS or PARENTS-IN-LAW
FORMS/DOCUMENTS BAH ID
DD Form 137-3 X X
Verification of dependent's income X X
Proof of support when dependent does not reside with you  X X
AF Form 594 (Will require Lotus Forms Viewer) - Parts A, B and C must be complete and a requested start date identified X  
DFAS Form 1856 (for initial application) X  
Relationship documents on initial application for parents: Copy of your birth certificate is required. X X
Relationship documents for parents-in-law: copy of your marriage license and a copy of spouse's birth certificate are required. X X
For Reserve or National Guard: Copy of your orders.   X
DD 1172-2  (Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment)   X

IN LOCO PARENTIS
FORMS/DOCUMENTS BAH ID
DD Form 137-3 X In loco parentis dependents are not entitled to a USIP card.

 
Verification of dependent's income X
Proof of support when dependent does not reside with you  X
AF Form 594 (Will require Lotus Forms Viewer) - Parts A, B and C must be complete and a requested start date identified X
DFAS Form 1856 (for initial application) X
Affidavit by you attesting to relationship X
Affidavit by claimed dependent attesting to relationship X
Two third-party affidavits attesting to relationship  X
For Reserve or National Guard: Copy of your orders.  X

LEGAL CUSTODY WARDS
FORMS/DOCUMENTS BAH ID
DD Form 137-7 X X
Guardianship documents on initial application - Must be signed by a judge of a U.S. court jurisdiction X X
Verification of Income and Proof of Support when dependent does not reside with you due to military necessity or incapacitation. X X
AF Form 594 (Will require Lotus Forms Viewer) - Parts A, B and C must be complete and a requested start date identified X  
DFAS Form 1856 (for initial application) X  
Copy of dependent's birth certificate IF date of birth is not in court order X X
DD 1172-2  (Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment)   X

INCAPACITATED CHILD (21 YEARS OR OVER)
FORMS/DOCUMENTS BAH ID
DD Form 137-5 X X
Medical sufficiency letter signed by a Uniformed Services medical provider or civilian physician.
Use our example of  a medical sufficiency letter to get started.
X X
Verification of Income and Proof of Support  X X
AF Form 594 (Will require Lotus Forms Viewer) - Parts A, B and C must be complete and a requested start date identified X  
DFAS Form 1856 (for initial application) X  
Relationship documents (for initial application) X  X
DD 1172-2  (Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment)   X

FULL TIME STUDENT (21 OR 22 YEARS OLD)
FORMS/DOCUMENTS BAH ID
DD Form 137-6 X
See your Force Support Squadron for USIP ID card applications
 
 
Verification of student's full-time enrollment X
School cost documents including verification of your portion X
Verification of Income for working students X
Proof of Support when dependent does not reside with you X
Any documents pertinent to the application (scholarships, grants, etc.) X
AF Form 594 (Will require Lotus Forms Viewer) - Parts A, B and C must be complete and a requested start date identified  X
DFAS Form 1856 (for initial application)  X
Relationship documents (for initial application) X

Submit Application/Redetermination Packages to:

Mail: 
DFAS/IN-JFLTBA
ATTN: AF Dependency Determinations
8899 E 56th St
Indianapolis IN 46249-1200
 
Toll Free Number:  1-888-332-7411
FAX:  317-212-4141
Email: DFAS-IN_AF_DEPENDENCY@dfas.mil
Updated Aug. 22, 2013