BASIC (09-09)

RM 10225.095 Request to Update Data on the Numident for a Deceased Person

For claims purposes, it may be necessary to update the Numident record of a deceased person to show the correct name, date of birth, or citizenship/alien status.

A. Evidence criteria for changing the Numident for a deceased person

The evidence criteria outlined in RM 10212.000 for changing Numident information applies to the deceased person. The field office (FO) should obtain:

  • proper identification for the NH from the requestor to make the necessary change(s); and

  • evidence of the requestor’s identity in order to establish his/her relationship to the deceased numberholder (NH).

NOTE: If the fact of death is not on the Numident, obtain the death certificate.

Process the application to update the NH’s Numident record.
NOTE: Select “yes” to “Suppress card issuance?” on the SSNAP Additional info screen. For additional information, see the SSNAP User Guide .

If the death information was not on the Numident:

  1. Correct the NH name, date of birth, or citizenship/alien status.

    See SSNAP User Guide for input instructions.

    NOTE: Select “yes” to “Suppress card issuance?” on the SSNAP Additional info screen. For additional information, see the SSNAP User Guide.

    NOTE: For information on input of a DOD to the NUMIDENT via DIPS, see the DIPS User Guide.

  2. Add it by making an input to the Death Information Processing System (DIPS).

B. Important references for SSN requests for deceased persons

  • RM 10225.080, Policy on Social Security Number (SSN) Applications on Behalf of Deceased Persons

  • RM 10225.085, Field Office Procedure for Handling Requests for an Original Social Security Number (SSN) for a Deceased Person

  • RM 10225.090, Request for Replacement Social Security Card (SSN Card) for a Deceased Person

  • GN 02602.055, Erroneous Death Terminations

For additional information, see the SSNAP User Guide and the DIPS User Guide.


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RM 10225.095 - Request to Update Data on the Numident for a Deceased Person - 12/03/2015
Batch run: 12/03/2015
Rev:12/03/2015