Decedent affairs are coordinated for the Thirteenth Coast Guard District through the Personnel Services Division at Base Seattle. The Decedent Affairs Officer (DAO) is responsible for active duty, reserve, dependent deaths in the Thirteenth District. We assist the family in making funeral arrangements and help the next of kin obtain any compensation or entitlements they may be due.
Please contact the Thirteenth Coast Guard District DAO at (206) 391-0997 with any questions, feedback, or to request assistance upon the death of a member or dependent.
To report the death of a retired member or Survivor Benefit Plan recipient, please contact USCG Pay & Personnel Center in Topeka, KS at 1-866-772-8724 or (785) 339-2200. Telephone support is provided 0730 to 1600 (Central Time), Monday through Friday. PPC will also receive your request via e-mail sent to "PPC-DG-CustomerCare@uscg.mil". PPC is closed federal holidays.
Refer to Personnel Service Center, Personnel Services Division, Field Support (PSC-PSD-FS), for additional Decedent affairs information: https://www.dcms.uscg.mil/PSD/fs/Casualty-Matters/