NAVY - BUMED 5360.1
(MEDCOM-33) DECEDENT AFFAIRS MANUAL
|Publication Date:||17 September 1987|
The provisions of this instruction are applicable during peacetime, in times of war, and in support of major military operations. In a war or major military operation, the Current Death program will continue until the area commander determines that the Graves Registration (GR) program must be started. When GR becomes necessary, the procedures in FMFM 4-8 (NOTAL), Handling of Deceased Personnel in Theaters of Operations, are, applicable to all naval forces. Additionally, this instruction:
a. Enumerates persons entitled to or eligible for one or more of the benefits of the Decedent Affairs Program.
b. Prescribes the extent and conditions under which benefits may be provided such persons.
c. Sets forth limitations on payments and reimbursements authorized for such benefits.