Unavoidable DEATH PROCESSING

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING Ms. Frances A. Dennis USAPDA Policy Officer DSN 295-0814 E-Mail: fdennis@usapda.army.mil

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AGENDA What Is Imminent Death Processing? Doctor Requirements PEBLO Requirements. Examination of Benefits Imminent Death Issues

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING WHAT IS IT? Quick Retirement Procedures for Disability on a 24-hour Basis. For the most part, Financially Advantageous to NOK, Including Those of Soldiers With Over 20 Years. Appropriate to the Single Soldier (SBP "Insurable Interest" Option) Applies to AC and to RC Soldiers With Duty Related Disabilities; But, Not on the TDRL. Must Have Prognosis of Death Within 72 Hours.

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING KEY PLAYERS Physician PERSCOM (Casualty & Memorial Affairs) DCCS/MTF Commander PEBLO Retirement Services Officer Physical Evaluation Boards

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING PHYSICIAN REQUIREMENTS/ACTIONS Confirm Soldier Is Alive and Death Expected Within 72 Hours . Alarm PEBLO Complete and Sign SF 502 (NARSUM). Must Incl. Explanation "Passing Is Expected Within 72 Hours". Mental Disorders, Regardless of Etiology, Add Statement IAW AR 40-3, Para 7-8. Rationally Competent for Pay Purposes? Equipped for Understanding and Cooperating with PEB? Unsafe to Himself/Herself or to Others?

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING PEBLO REQUIREMENTS/ACTIONS Contact and Counsel NOK on the Imminent Death Alert PERSCOM Casualty and Memorial Affairs When LD Investigation Is Required. - LTC Steward, DSN 221-5314; Beeper 1-800-759-8888, PIN 1063965 - Mr. Campbell, DSN 221-7575; Beeper 1-800-759-8888, PIN 115424 Obtain Soldier's or NOK's Signature on the MEB If Soldier Is Incompetent and NOK Cannot Be Located, OR If Soldier or NOK Refuses to Sign MEB a Statement Will Be Prepared and Submitted w/MEB.

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING PEBLO REQUIREMENTS/ACTIONS Fax Completed MEB To PEB. Guarantee The Following: - DA Form 3947 Signed By DCCS Or By A Designee. - NARSUM Contains Statement: "Demise Is Expected Within 72 Hours" Note: MEB might be sent pending LOD

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING PEBLO REQUIREMENTS/ACTIONS Upon Receipt of PEB Findings Counsel Soldier or NOK and Obtain Election. May Be Done by Telephone With Preparation of MFR. In the event that Soldier or NOK Declines to Make an Election, Prepare Statement and Advise Soldier/NOK That Imminent Death Processing Is Terminated. On the off chance that Soldier Is Deemed Incompetent and NOK Cannot Be Located, the MTF Commander or His Designee Makes the Election on Behalf of the Soldier (AR 37-104-1, Para 9-21.) FAX Election to PEB.

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING Benefits Comparison Chart

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING ISSUES Are out cold warriors esteemed "awkward"? Is separate ability board required? For reasons for meeting the necessity of AR 40-3, para 7-8a, is the accompanying proclamation adequate on senseless officers: " Soldier is bumbling for pay purposes (in a state of extreme lethargy)"?

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IMMINENT DEATH PROCESSING ISSUES Are torpid fighters esteemed "awkward"? Is separate capability board required? For motivations behind meeting the necessity of AR 40-3, para 7-8a, is the accompanying articulation adequate on insensible officers: " Soldier is bumbling for pay purposes (in a state of extreme lethargy)"?

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