TN 16 (11-92)

RS 01702.544 Development - Survivor Eligible When Veteran Dies -Procedure

Develop a claim only if the veteran died without the required insured status for the type of survivor benefit involved and there is a survivor who is not entitled to monthly RSI benefits, and any of the following is received:

  • DD-1300 (Report of Casualty) from the service department showing the veteran died on active duty, active duty for training, or inactive training duty after 1956; or

  • an official communication, such as a letter or telegram, from the service department showing the veteran died in the service after 1956; or

  • VA Form 21-4180 - see RS 01702.580 for processing this form.

If the above requirements are met:

  • Develop an application for benefits, including all the necessary proofs.

  • Obtain a certified earnings record.

  • Prepare the award per RS 01702.553 and forward to the reviewing office for referral to the VA.

  • Prepare a disallowance for any claimant not included on the award.


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RS 01702.544 - Development - Survivor Eligible When Veteran Dies -Procedure - 07/10/1995
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:07/10/1995