When the FO receives notice of the claimant’s death while a claim is pending at DDS,
the FO takes the following actions:
Inputs the death notice date to the claimant’s record, as appropriate; and
Notifies the DDS immediately as to whether a medical determination is still necessary
on the decedent’s claim(s) per DI 11055.050A in this section.
NOTE: If a medical determination is not necessary, the FO informs the DDS to stop development
and transfer case jurisdiction back to the FO.
GN 02301.030, Title II Underpaid Person is Deceased