Who fills out DD FORM 137-5?
DD Form 137-5 is the United States Department of Defense Form that is officially called Dependency Statement - Incapacitated Child Over Age 21. The form is created to be used by a military service member who is a parent or guardian of an incapacitated child who is over the age of 21. The form must be submitted to claim that a military employee supports the dependent child and provides at least 50% of their living expenses.
Such a person who acts as a Sponsor should be issued an ID card allowing certain military and civilian benefits.
What is the purpose of DD Form 137-5?
The information provided on the completed Dependency Statement DD 137-5 will be used to determine the relationship between a claimant and the indicated dependent and consider the military’s eligibility for the benefits authorization.
Where do I send the completed DD Form 137-5?
The completed form should be filed with the claimant’s local ID card office.