Parents, Parents-In-Law and Step Parents

     Forms:
          DD Form 137-3
          ​AF/SF Form 594
          ​DFAS Form 1856
     Instructions:
          Instructions for claiming parents, parents-in-law and step parents as secondary dependents


In Loco Parentis

     Forms:
          ​DD Form 137-3
          ​AF/SF Form 594 
          ​DFAS Form 1856
          Affidavit by you attesting to relationship
          Affidavit by claimed dependent attesting to relationship
          Two third-party affidavits attesting to relationship
          For Reserve or National Guard: Copy of your orders.
          In loco parentis dependents are not entitled to a USIP card. 
     Instructions:
          Instructions for in loco parentis secondary dependency claims


Legal Custody Wards

     Forms:
          ​DD Form 137-7
          ​AF/SF Form 594
          ​DFAS Form 1856
     Instructions:
          Instructions for legal custody wards secondary dependency claims


Incapacitated Child (21 years or over)

     Forms:
          ​DD Form 137-5
          ​AF/SF Form 594 
          ​DFAS Form 1856
          Medical sufficiency letter signed by a Uniformed Services medical provider or civilian physician. Use this example of a medical sufficiency letter to get started.
     Instructions:
          Instructions for claiming incapacitated children (21 years or older) as secondary dependents


Full-time Student (21 or 22 years old)

     Forms:
          ​DD Form 137-6
          ​AF/SF Form 594
          ​DFAS Form 1856
     Instructions:
          Instructions for claiming full-time students (21 or 22 years old) as secondary dependents

 

When you're ready.....

 

Submit completed dependency packages to our secure AskDFAS Secondary Dependency Claims module.

By Mail:
All packages maybe sent via mail to:
DFAS INDIANAPOLIS/JFLM
ATTN: Secondary Dependency
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249
 

For assistance, contact the Total Force Service Center at 1-800-525-0102 or submit a MyPers ticket.

Page Updated October 12, 2022