When a Navy or Marine Corps death occurs outside the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, follow the local civil requirements. In addition, a DD 2064 is prepared and copies are distributed as follows:
1. For active duty decedents, the original is placed in the closed Health Record and one copy is sent to the Commanding Officer, Naval Medical Data Services Center, Bethesda, MD 20814.
2. For inactive duty decedents, the distribution is the same as in paragraphs 2 and 3 above relative to within CONUS deaths.
3. For other deaths, one copy is sent to the command indicated if the death occurred aboard a ship, at a naval station, or on a naval aircraft. For full details, see MANMED, chapter 17.
When death occurs outside CONUS, three signed copies of DD 2064 will accompany the remains to CONUs. When death occurs within CONUS, three certified copies of the civil certificate of death will accompany the remains from CONUS to outside CONUS, in addition to all other forms required by BUMEDINST 5360.1.
NOTE: A certificate of death will not be prepared for persons listed as missing.
Authorized Decedent Affairs Program expenses are chargeable to the special open allotment held by the COMNAVMEDCOM. In circumstances involving reimbursable transactions, costs may also be initially charged to the open allotment subject to reimbursement. The allotment may be charged by any Navy or Marine Corps activity assigned procurement or payment responsibility. Army and Air Force activities may charge the allotment when arranging for authorized supplies and services at the request of a naval activity.
If the NOK makes arrangements for disposition of remains, rather than using services of DOD, or completes funeral arrangements before DOD services are offered, the amounts outlined below are allowed toward incurred expenses. The figures quoted are subject to change, so check the latest series of BUMEDINST 5360.1 for the authorized allowances or contact the COMNAVMEDCOM.
When an Armed Forces contractor mortuary is available (and services were offered to the NOK) but not used, an amount not to exceed what procurement would have cost the Navy is allowed. This includes costs the Navy would have incurred over and above contract expenses.
When an Armed Forces contract or morturary is not available, an amount not to exceed 0 may be paid.
If the NOK arranges for transportation of remains, reimbursement may be made in an amount not to exceed what transportation would have cost the government. If the Navy has arranged for transportation and the final destination cannot be reached by common carrier, reasonable costs may be allowed for supplemental transportation by funeral coach or other vehicle.
The following allowances may be made toward interment expenses incurred by the NOK.
1. When burial is in a private cemetery, the actual amount or 00, whichever is the lesser.
2. When remains or cremains are consigned to a funeral director selected by the NOK before burial in a national or other federal government cemetery or committal at sea, the actual amount or 0, whichever is the lesser.
When remains of eligible military personnel, whose determination of death has been made, are nonrecoverable, reimbursement to the PNOK (or designee) may be made for memorial service expenditures. A claim for reimbursement may be allowed if presented within 2 years after notification of the NOK of the date of death. The PNOK must submit receipted invoices or a certified claim in five copies to the OMA