FAA6.A Changes : 03 Effecting Changes : D Death of a Participant – Effecting Changes
Death of a Participant – Effecting Changes
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This policy explains how changes are effected when the death of a participant who is not the primary informant(g) is reported.
Policy
When the deceased participant is the primary informant, see Primary Informant - Effecting Changes.
Benefits cannot be issued for any participants who are deceased. When FAA is notified by a participant in the budgetary unit or has received verification of death from a third-party source, the deceased participant is removed from the case. Notice of Adverse Action(g) is sent to inform the budgetary unit when benefits are decreased or stopped.
Verification
Documents that may be used to verify the death of a participant include, and are not limited to, any of the following:
A letter from an out-of-state vital statistics agency
Death Certificate
Birth certificate
Hospital records
In Memoriam card
Indian census records
Institutional records
Insurance company records
Minister statement
Newspaper obituaries
Policy records
Signed funeral director’s statement
VA or military service records
Legal Authorities
7 CFR 272.14 (c)(1)
7 CFR 273.13
last revised 04/04/2022