Dd Form 137 7

A DD Form 137-7 is also known as a Dependency Statement – Ward of the Court.

What is a DD Form 137-7?

A DD Form 137-7 is also known as a Dependency Statement – Ward of the Court. It is used by the Department of Defense. This form will be used to verify the relationship between the person filling out the form and the person they are claiming as a dependent when this dependent is a ward of the court.
Benefits will only be authorized for the dependent after this form has been filled out. It is important to ensure all the information is complete and accurate. Personal information is needed, including full name, identification numbers, job title, contact information, and more. This information will help the reviewer process the form so benefits can be authorized. 

How to complete a DD Form 137 7 (Step by Step)

To complete a DD Form 137-7, you will need to provide the following information:

  • Entitlements requested
    • BAH, USIP, travel allowance
    • Indicate if first application or date of last application
    • Last application’s status
  • Member information
    • Name
    • SSN
    • Rank
    • Status: Active duty, retired, National Guard, Reserve, Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, deceased, other
    • Complete residence address
    • Complete military address
    • Telephone numbers
    • Email address
    • Marital status
  • Ward information
    • Name
    • SSN
    • Date of birth
    • Complete residence address
    • Status: unmarried under 21, 21-22 and full-time student, incapacitated over 21, if ward has ever been married must attach copy of annulment decree, final divorce decree, or death certificate of spouse
  • Ward’s residence
    • Type of residence
    • Owner of residence, address
    • Whether residence is subsidized
    • Date ward began living at the current address
  • If ward is a full-time student
    • Address ward resides while attending school
    • Type of residence
    • Address ward resides while not attending school
    • Type of residence
  • Persons living in household with ward
  • Household expenses - present monthly expense and total expense for past 12 months
    • Rent/mortgage/FRV, tax, insurance
    • Food
    • Utilities
    • Furniture/appliances
    • Repairs
    • Other
    • Ward’s school attendance
      • Has ward attended college since age 21
      • Name and address of school
      • Vocational or degree program
      • Dates attended
      • Full-time or part-time
      • Ward’s major
    • Ward’s income - present monthly income and total income for the past 12 months
      • Wages, salaries, tips, or other cash gratuities
      • Interest on investments, bonds, savings, trust funds, etc.
      • Insurance or public/government pension payments, unemployment or disability compensation
      • Social security payment, disability or regular
      • Supplemental security income (SSI)
      • Veterans administration payments
      • Contributions from other persons
      • Scholarships or educational grants
      • Tax refunds
      • State or local welfare aid, including aid to dependent children
      • Other
    • Member’s contribution 
      • Total amount member has contributed to ward’s support for each of the past 12 months
      • Support provided through: allotment, personal check, money order, other
    • Remarks
    • Signatures
      • Custodian
      • Notary public
      • Member

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