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Navy: Complete Claims Package (by dependent type)

Your secondary dependent claim package should include the following documents and forms (based on dependent relationship). Be sure 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.

Make sure you send your secondary dependency claim to the correct office. Offices responsible for determining dependency based on the type of dependent are included below.

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, PARENTS-IN-LAW, STEP PARENTS
FORMS/DOCUMENTS
DD Form 137-3
Verification of dependent's income: Recent verification of any income the parent is in receipt of, to include wages, retirement or disability payments, State or Federal Aid, alimony and Social Security entitlements, etc.   
Proof of Support: Proof of the member’s monthly contribution is required. Parent, Parent-in-Law, Step Parent or Parent by Adoption and In Loco Parentis must explain change in their financial circumstances which makes them dependent on Navy Member for more than half support.
Copy of NAVPERS 1070/602 (Dependency Application/Record of Emergency Data): ACTIVE DUTY NAVY ONLY
DD 1172-2  (Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment): RETIRED NAVY ONLY

 

IN LOCO PARENTIS
FORMS/DOCUMENTS
DD Form 137-3
Verification of dependent's income: Recent verification of any income the parent is in receipt of, to include wages, retirement or disability payments, State or Federal Aid, alimony and Social Security entitlements, etc.   
Proof of Support: Proof of the member’s monthly contribution is required. Parent, Parent-in-Law, Step Parent or Parent by Adoption and In Loco Parentis must explain change in their financial circumstances which makes them dependent on Navy Member for more than half support.
Copy of NAVPERS 1070/602 (Dependency Application/Record of Emergency Data): ACTIVE DUTY NAVY ONLY
DFAS-CL Form 1751/38 (for initial application)
An In-Loco Parentis Affitdavit completed by the person that stood in-loco parentis of the member.
NOTE: In loco parentis dependents are not eligible for USIP cards.

 

LEGAL CUSTODY WARDS
FORMS/DOCUMENTS
DD Form 137-7
A final court order granting custody or guardianship of the ward to the member for a period of 12-months or longer, certified true.  
Certified copy of birth certificate
Proof of support: Proof of the member’s monthly contribution in cases where the member is deployed.  Note: Member must show where he/she established a residency and the ward cohabitated with him/her prior to deploying.
Verification of Income: Recent verification of any income the ward is in receipt of, to include support payments, wages, state or Federal aid, and Social Security Entitlements, etc.  
In some cases a member may have to provide proof of the ward’s residency.
Copy of NAVPERS 1070/602 (Dependency Application/Record of Emergency Data): ACTIVE DUTY NAVY ONLY
DD 1172-2   (Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment): RETIRED NAVY ONLY

Annual Re-determination - (Active Duty, Retired, Reserves), all information needed for DD Form 137-3 and/or DD Form 137-7

NOTE: Secondary dependency claims for Parents, Parents-in-law, In Loco Parentis and Legal Custody Wards should be submitted through our secure AskDFAS Secondary Dependency Claims module.

For assistance, use our toll free phone:  (888) 332-7411.  When prompted select option 5, 2, 3, 1, and then 1.

Mail:

DFAS - Cleveland
ATTN: Dependency Claims
1240 East 9th Street

Cleveland, OH 44199

For assistance:

Toll Free Phone:   (888) 332-7411 - when prompted; select option 5, 2, 3, and then option 3 for Navy.

INCAPACITATED CHILD (21 YEARS OR OVER)
FORMS/DOCUMENTS
DD Form 137-5
Medical sufficiency letter signed by a Uniformed Services medical provider or civilian physician.
Use our example of  a medical sufficiency letter to get started.
Verification of Income
Relationship documents (for initial application) 
Copy of NAVPERS 1070/602 (Dependency Application/Record of Emergency Data): ACTIVE DUTY NAVY ONLY
DD 1172-2   (Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment): RETIRED NAVY ONLY

NOTE: Secondary Dependency claims for Incapacitated Children must be submitted to:

Mail:

PERS 2D   
Benefits and Eligibility Section

5720 Integrity Drive
Millington, TN 38055-3120

Toll Free Number:  1-866-827-5672
DSN: 822-3360
FAX:  901-874-2766
 

FULL TIME STUDENT (21 OR 22 YEARS OLD)
FORMS/DOCUMENTS
DD Form 137-6
Child's birth certificate showing parent(s) names - English translation if applicable
Verification of student's full-time enrollment in an accredited college or university
Verification of Income
Documentation of tuition and education-related expenses
Copy of NAVPERS 1070/602 (Dependency Application/Record of Emergency Data). ACTIVE DUTY NAVY ONLY

NOTE: A dependency determination for STUDENT is required for BAH only. A USIP ID card may be obtained at your local DEERS office.

Secondary Dependency claims for Full-Time Students must be submitted to your local Personnel Support Detachment.

All other applications:

Submit completed application packages via the secure AskDFAS link.

or by mail:

DFAS – Cleveland
Attn: Dependency Claims
1240 East 9th Street
Cleveland, OH 44199”

Page updated February 4, 2019