addition, a DD 2064 is prepared and copies are
distributed as outlined in table 16-2.
DEATH CERTIFICATES FOR SHIPMENT
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
NOTE: A certificate of death should not be
prepared for persons listed as missing.
PAYMENTS AND COLLECTIONS
LEARNING OBJECTIVE: Recall funeral
payment and collection procedures.
Authorized Decedent Affairs Program expenses
are chargeable to the special open allotment held by
BUMED. In circumstances involving reimbursable
transactions, costs may also be initially charged to the
open allotment subject to reimbursement.
allotment may be charged by any Navy or Marine
Corps activity assigned procurement or payment
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
NAVMEDCOMINST 5360.1 for the authorized
allowances, or contact the MEDDEN Affairs.
When an Armed Forces contract or 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
Contact MEDDEN Affairs for
current allowance limits.
If the NOK arranges for transportation of remains,
reimbursement may be made in an amount not to
exceed what transportation would have cost the
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.
SECONDARY (INTERMENT) EXPENSES
Secondary expenses will be provided to the NOK
whether the remains or cremains are interred in a
private cemetery, a national or federal government
cemetery, or in a burial at sea. The allowance paid for
each method of interment will be in accordance with
decedents. . .
Send copy of death certificate to. . .
N a v a l M e d i c a l I n f o r m a t i o n
Bethesda, MD 20814
(The original death certificate is
placed in members closed health
Naval Reserve Personnel Center
4400 Dauphine Street
New Orleans, LA 70149
Marine Corps personnel:
Commandant of the Marine Corps
Department of the Navy
Washington, DC 20380
The command indicated if the death
occurred aboard a ship, at a naval
station, or on a naval aircraft. For full
details, see MANMED.
Table 16-2.Distribution of Death Certificate for Deaths
Occurring in Outside CONUS