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In compliance with Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Defense Finance and Accounting Service announces the proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: (a) Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; (b) the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; (c) ways to enhance the quality, utility and clarity of the information to be collected; and (d) ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by December 17, 2012.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

  • Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
  • Mail: Federal Docket Management System Office, 4800 Mark Center Drive, East Tower, Suite 02G09, Alexandria, VA 22350-3100.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the Internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.


To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to Defense Finance and Accounting Service—Cleveland, 1240 East Ninth St., ATTN: JBJDA—Mr. Charles Moss, Room 1569, Cleveland, OH 44199, or call, Mr. Charles Moss, (216) 204-4426.

Title, Associated Form, and OMB Number: Claim for Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Member of the Uniformed Services; DD Form X602; OMB Control Number 0730-TBD.

Needs and Uses: Entitlement to retired pay terminates on the date of the retiree's death. Claims for any arrears in pay can be made using DD Form X602. This information collection is needed to provide DFAS the basic data needed to process the request.

Type of Collection: New.

Affected Public: Individuals and households.

Annual Burden Hours: 11,549 hours.

Number of Respondents: 46,194.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.


Summary of Information Collection

The respondents of this information collection are family members or designated beneficiaries of military members. The applicant submits a DD Form X602 to the Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS). The information from the DD Form X602 is used by DFAS in processing the applicant's request. Information on the form is also used to determine the applicant's current status and contains statutorily required certifications the applicant must make when applying for payments.

Dated: October 10, 2012.

Aaron Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

[FR Doc. 2012-25319 Filed 10-15-12; 8:45 am]