If you are a surviving family member of a retired Air Force member residing in the United States you can receive personal assistance in applying for eligible benefits on his or her behalf. You may contact one of the following organizations for assistance:
The nearest Air Force base military personnel section customer service.
The Air Force Casualty Assistance Representative Locator at 877-353-6807. Voicemail is available after duty hours and individuals who leave a message will be called back the next duty day.
The Defense Finance and Accounting Service at 800-321-1080 or visit them online at http://www.dfas.mil/retiredmilitary/survivors/Retiree-death.html.
The nearest U.S. embassy or consulate for families overseas.
Please have the following information available when making a notification:
- Retiree's full name, grade, Social Security number and date of retirement.
- Date, city and state of death.
- Name, relationship and phone number of next of kin.
- For general officers - date and place of funeral, if known.