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Evidence of Military Service of the Deceased

The DD Form1300 (Report of Casualty) is an important service record to show proof of death to government and commercial agencies that pay benefits to survivors of eligible service members.

This form contains information on the service member such as identification, background, active service, pay, interested persons, and casualty information.

Spouses, children, and parents of the service member or Veteran who is deceased, may also be eligible for U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) dependent and survivor benefits; including Dependency Indemnity Compensation (DIC).

These benefits can include compensation, pension, health care, education, burial, and more.

In cases of lost or missing forms, the New York State Department of Veterans’ Affairs can help beneficiaries locate copies of DD Form 1300.

Additional Assistance:

If you would like to learn more about the benefits and services you may be eligible for as a Veteran, servicemember, or as a family member of a Veteran or servicemember, please call the New York State Division of Veterans’ Affairs Help Line at 1.888.838.7697 (VETSNYS), where you may also schedule an appointment with one of our Veterans Benefits Advisors.

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