DD Form 93

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Specific categories of workers may face hazardous activities or materials on duty. If something happens to a person, there should be guidelines that explain who to notify about the accident and who gets the benefits after death.

The DD Form 93 allows people to create a thorough instruction that includes all the necessary data for such cases. It is mostly used by military people; however, many contractors and civilians prefer to create the document just in case.

Who Must Create Such Documents

This form is not mandatory for everyone; only specific categories complete, sign, and file it.

  • Military personnel

Obviously, these workers are always at risk, especially when their commanders send them to places where military conflicts take place. The document signed by a soldier speeds up the notifying process and helps understand who receives the soldier’s benefits and payments in case of death.

  • Contractors and civilians

If a person works with risks of getting injured or dying, it is recommended to create this record and submit it. Such risks include working with specific equipment, working at a height, working with dangerous substances, and so on. For civilians, the document does not regulate any payments or benefits but still lets spouses or relatives get information about accidents as soon as possible.

Where to Submit the Form

When the form is ready, you should submit it to the Department of Defense. If something happens to you, they will take care of notifying the parties concerned, whether you are a civilian or a military member.

Signatories, especially those who are in the army, should bear in mind that corrections in the document are their responsibility. If they get divorced or wish to change anything they have previously written, they must file a new record.

The template is short and easy to complete: you have to fill out only two pages if you are a military member and one if you are a civilian. You can use our manual below to ensure that your completion is correct.

How to Fill Out the Form

The legal forms completion process in the United States usually begins with searching for a template that is correct and valid. With our form-building software, you do not need to conduct a time-consuming search. Just download the DD Form 93 here, and you will get the file right away.

Got the form? Now it is time to start filling it out.

  • Check the Instructions

Although we have explained why you should fill this form out and file it, it would be smart if you check the official instructions included in the template’s first part. Read them carefully and then start the completion. You also can use the instructions on the template’s last two pages.

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  • Introduce Yourself

As a signatory, you have to introduce yourself: add your name and SSN (social security number). Then, indicate who you are (a member of the army, a contractor, a civilian, and so on) by choosing the relevant option. If you are in the army, write your unit code.

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  • Add Your Spouse’s Data

You must write your spouse’s name and address (probably the same address as yours). If you are not married, mark one of the boxes describing your current status (“divorced,” “widowed,” or “single”). You may leave your ex-spouse’s details if you want to.

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  • List Your Children

The form allows you to list five children of yours. For each, you must write their name, relationship (whether it is your daughter or son), date of birth in an indicated format, phone number, and address.

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  • Insert Your Parents’ Information

After adding the info about your kids, proceed to the next step, where you should insert your parents’ info. Write your father’s name, address, and phone number. Then, do the same for your mother in the following blank lines.

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  • State Who to Notify

If you do not want someone from the above to be notified about your illnesses or injuries, you may state it here. There is a blank space nearby where you can write who to notify instead.

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  • Add Your Designated Person (For Military Only)

If you are a military service member, introduce your designated person, write their address and phone number.

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  • Add Your Agency (For Contractors Only)

If you are a contractor, write the contracting agency’s name and phone number.

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  • Proceed to the Next Page

If you are a contractor, your work here is done, and the only thing left to do is to sign and date the form at the bottom of the second page.

If you are a military service member, you have to keep filling the form out.

  • Name Your Beneficiaries

You, as a military service member, should introduce those who will be your beneficiaries in case you die, become captured, or missing. It can all be the same person (your spouse or parent, for instance). There is no need to invent multiple beneficiaries.

You can list the beneficiaries who will get the death gratuity and unpaid allowances if the accident happens while you are on duty. For the first category, you can enter several names and addresses: in that case, you have to specify the percentage of benefits each person gets.

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  • Enter Your PADD

PADD stands for the Person Authorized to Direct Disposition. Only this person will have the right to conduct disposal of your remains. It can be either your spouse or one of your relatives (blood or adopted; also, not minors but adults). Write their name, address, and phone number.

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  • Add Remarks

If you have any remarks regarding the form’s content, you can insert them here.

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  • Sign and Date the Form

Then, you should leave your signature and put the date when you sign the document. Besides, this form needs to be signed by one witness.

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