DD Form 1842 Claim for Loss of or Damage to Personal Property Incident to Service

DD Form 1842 - also known as the "Claim For Loss Of Or Damage To Personal Property Incident To Service" - is a Military form issued and used by the United States Department of Defense.

The form - often incorrectly referred to as the DA form 1842 - was last revised on May 1, 2000. Download an up-to-date fillable DD Form 1842 down below in PDF-format or find it on the Department of Defense documentation website.

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CLAIM FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY INCIDENT TO SERVICE
PART I - TO BE COMPLETED BY CLAIMANT
(See back for Privacy Act Statement and Instructions.)
1. NAME OF CLAIMANT
2. BRANCH OF SERVICE 3. RANK OR GRADE
4. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
5. HOME ADDRESS
6. CURRENT MILITARY DUTY ADDRESS
(Street, City, State and Zip Code)
(If applicable) (Street, City,
State and Zip Code)
7. HOME TELEPHONE NO
8. DUTY TELEPHONE NO.
9. AMOUNT CLAIMED
. (Include area code)
(Include area code)
10. CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS OR DAMAGE
(Explain in detail. Include date, place, and all relevant facts. Use additional sheets if necessary.)
YES
NO
11. DID YOU HAVE PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERING YOUR PROPERTY? (E.g., say "Yes" on a shipment or quarters claim if you
had transit, renter's or homeowner's insurance; say "Yes" on a vehicle claim if you had vehicle insurance. Attach a copy of
your policy.)
12. HAVE YOU MADE A CLAIM AGAINST YOUR PRIVATE INSURER? (If "Yes," attach a copy of your correspondence. If you
have insurance covering your loss, you must submit a demand before you submit a claim against the Government.)
13. HAS A CARRIER OR WAREHOUSE FIRM INVOLVED PAID YOU OR REPAIRED ANY OF YOUR PROPERTY? (If "Yes," attach
a copy of your correspondence with the carrier or warehouse firm.)
14. DID ANY OF THE CLAIMED ITEMS BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT OR TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU OR YOUR
FAMILY MEMBER? (If "Yes," indicate this on your "List of Property and Claims Analysis Chart," DD Form 1844.)
15. WERE ANY OF THE CLAIMED ITEMS ACQUIRED OR HELD FOR SALE, OR ACQUIRED OR USED IN A PRIVATE PROFESSION
OR BUSINESS? (If "Yes," indicate this on your "List of Property and Claims Analysis Chart," DD Form 1844.)
16. UNDER PENALTY OF LAW, I DECLARE THE FOLLOWING AS PART OF SUBMITTING MY CLAIM:
If any missing items for which I am claiming are recovered, I will notify the office paying this claim. (For shipment claims.) Missing items
were packed by the carrier; they were owned prior to shipment but not delivered at destination; after my property was packed, I/my agent
checked all rooms in my dwelling to make sure nothing was left behind.
I assign to the United States any right or interest I have against a carrier, insurer, or other person for the incident for which I am claiming; I
authorize my insurance company to release information concerning my insurance coverage.
I authorize the United States to withhold from my pay or accounts for any payments made to me by a carrier, insurer, or other person to
the extent I am paid on this claim, and for any payment made on this claim in reliance on information which is determined to be incorrect or
untrue. I have not made any other claim against the United States for the incident for which I am claiming. I understand that if any
information I provide as part of my claim is false, I can be prosecuted.
17. SIGNATURE OF CLAIMANT
18. DATE SIGNED
(or designated agent)
(YYYYMMDD)
PART II - CLAIMS APPROVAL
(To be completed by Claims Office)
19. PROCEDURE
20. AMOUNT AWARDED. The claim is cognizable and meritorious under 31 U.S.C. 3721;
(X one)
the claimant is a proper claimant; the property is reasonable and useful; the loss has
$
a. SMALL CLAIMS
been verified in accordance with applicable procedures as prescribed by the controlling
departmental regulation; and the following award is substantiated:
b. REGULAR CLAIMS
21. SIGNATURES
(Signatures at a and c not required if small claims procedure is utilized)
a. CLAIMS EXAMINER
b. DATE SIGNED
c. REVIEWING AUTHORITY
d. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
(YYYYMMDD)
e. TYPED NAME AND GRADE OF APPROVING AUTHORITY
f. SIGNATURE OF APPROVING AUTHORITY
g. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 1842, MAY 2000
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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CLAIM FOR LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY INCIDENT TO SERVICE
PART I - TO BE COMPLETED BY CLAIMANT
(See back for Privacy Act Statement and Instructions.)
1. NAME OF CLAIMANT
2. BRANCH OF SERVICE 3. RANK OR GRADE
4. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
(Last, First, Middle Initial)
5. HOME ADDRESS
6. CURRENT MILITARY DUTY ADDRESS
(Street, City, State and Zip Code)
(If applicable) (Street, City,
State and Zip Code)
7. HOME TELEPHONE NO
8. DUTY TELEPHONE NO.
9. AMOUNT CLAIMED
. (Include area code)
(Include area code)
10. CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS OR DAMAGE
(Explain in detail. Include date, place, and all relevant facts. Use additional sheets if necessary.)
YES
NO
11. DID YOU HAVE PRIVATE INSURANCE COVERING YOUR PROPERTY? (E.g., say "Yes" on a shipment or quarters claim if you
had transit, renter's or homeowner's insurance; say "Yes" on a vehicle claim if you had vehicle insurance. Attach a copy of
your policy.)
12. HAVE YOU MADE A CLAIM AGAINST YOUR PRIVATE INSURER? (If "Yes," attach a copy of your correspondence. If you
have insurance covering your loss, you must submit a demand before you submit a claim against the Government.)
13. HAS A CARRIER OR WAREHOUSE FIRM INVOLVED PAID YOU OR REPAIRED ANY OF YOUR PROPERTY? (If "Yes," attach
a copy of your correspondence with the carrier or warehouse firm.)
14. DID ANY OF THE CLAIMED ITEMS BELONG TO THE GOVERNMENT OR TO SOMEONE OTHER THAN YOU OR YOUR
FAMILY MEMBER? (If "Yes," indicate this on your "List of Property and Claims Analysis Chart," DD Form 1844.)
15. WERE ANY OF THE CLAIMED ITEMS ACQUIRED OR HELD FOR SALE, OR ACQUIRED OR USED IN A PRIVATE PROFESSION
OR BUSINESS? (If "Yes," indicate this on your "List of Property and Claims Analysis Chart," DD Form 1844.)
16. UNDER PENALTY OF LAW, I DECLARE THE FOLLOWING AS PART OF SUBMITTING MY CLAIM:
If any missing items for which I am claiming are recovered, I will notify the office paying this claim. (For shipment claims.) Missing items
were packed by the carrier; they were owned prior to shipment but not delivered at destination; after my property was packed, I/my agent
checked all rooms in my dwelling to make sure nothing was left behind.
I assign to the United States any right or interest I have against a carrier, insurer, or other person for the incident for which I am claiming; I
authorize my insurance company to release information concerning my insurance coverage.
I authorize the United States to withhold from my pay or accounts for any payments made to me by a carrier, insurer, or other person to
the extent I am paid on this claim, and for any payment made on this claim in reliance on information which is determined to be incorrect or
untrue. I have not made any other claim against the United States for the incident for which I am claiming. I understand that if any
information I provide as part of my claim is false, I can be prosecuted.
17. SIGNATURE OF CLAIMANT
18. DATE SIGNED
(or designated agent)
(YYYYMMDD)
PART II - CLAIMS APPROVAL
(To be completed by Claims Office)
19. PROCEDURE
20. AMOUNT AWARDED. The claim is cognizable and meritorious under 31 U.S.C. 3721;
(X one)
the claimant is a proper claimant; the property is reasonable and useful; the loss has
$
a. SMALL CLAIMS
been verified in accordance with applicable procedures as prescribed by the controlling
departmental regulation; and the following award is substantiated:
b. REGULAR CLAIMS
21. SIGNATURES
(Signatures at a and c not required if small claims procedure is utilized)
a. CLAIMS EXAMINER
b. DATE SIGNED
c. REVIEWING AUTHORITY
d. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
(YYYYMMDD)
e. TYPED NAME AND GRADE OF APPROVING AUTHORITY
f. SIGNATURE OF APPROVING AUTHORITY
g. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 1842, MAY 2000
PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: 31 U.S.C. 3721, and EO 9397, November 1943 (SSN).
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): Filing, investigation, processing and settlement of claims for losses incident to service.
ROUTINE USES:
a. Information is principally used to provide a legal basis for the administrative payment of claims against the Government.
Information is also used in connection with:
(1) Recovery from common carriers, warehouse firms, insurers and other third parties.
(2) Collection from claimants of improper payments or overpayments.
(3) Investigation of possible fraudulent claims.
(4) Possible criminal prosecution by the Department of Justice or other agencies if fraud is established.
b. Social Security Numbers are used to assure correct identification of claimants in order to assure payment to the proper
claimant and avoid duplication of claims.
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to supply information will cause delay in settlement and may result in denial of a
portion or all of the claim.
INSTRUCTIONS TO CLAIMANTS
1. You must submit your claim in writing within two
5. You are entitled to claim the following:
years of the date of the incident giving rise to the claim.
This two year time limitation may not be waived.
a. Reasonable local repair cost, if an item can be
economically repaired. (You may claim small amounts
2. The claimant or an authorized agent must complete
without an estimate. Otherwise, submit an estimate of
and sign Part I of this form, answering all questions. If
repair from a repair firm or, if repairs have been
the claim is signed by an agent (such as a spouse) or a
completed, your receipt. The claims office may waive
survivor of a deceased proper claimant, that person must
this in appropriate cases.)
have a document showing his or her authority to present
the claim, such as a power of attorney, etc.
b. Reasonable local replacement cost if an item is
missing, destroyed, or not economic to repair.
3. If the claim is for property lost or damaged while being
(Replacement costs may be obtained from commercial
shipped or stored pursuant to travel orders, submit copies
catalogs or a military exchange. If you cannot find the
of your orders and all shipping documents, including your
item in a catalog or the exchange and the cost is more
inventory and your "Joint Statement of Loss or Damage
than $100.00, obtain a statement from a commercial firm
at Delivery/Notice of Loss or Damage," DD Forms
for the cost of a similar item. If you have purchase
1840/1840R. If you notice damage after delivery, you
receipts, bring these to the Claims Office as well.)
must complete the DD Form 1840R and get it to the
Claims Office within 70 days after delivery.
c. Reasonable cost of obtaining local estimates of
repair, if the cost of such estimates will not be credited if
4. You may obtain further information from a Claims
repair work is done. (Normally, you may not claim
Office.
appraisal fees.)
PART III - DENIAL OR SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT
(To be completed by Claims Office)
23. DENIAL
24. SUPPLEMENTAL PAYMENT
(X if applicable)
(X and complete if applicable)
The claim is not cognizable or meritorious under 31 U.S.C.
The claim is cognizable and meritorious
under 31 U.S.C. 3721, and the following
3721 and the applicable provisions of the controlling
$
additional award is substantiated:
departmental regulation, and is denied.
25. SIGNATURES
a. CLAIMS EXAMINER
b. DATE SIGNED
c. REVIEWING AUTHORITY
d. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
(YYYYMMDD)
26. APPROVING/SETTLEMENT AUTHORITY
(Settlement Authority is required for denial.)
a. TYPED NAME
b. GRADE
b. SIGNATURE
c. DATE SIGNED
(YYYYMMDD)
DD FORM 1842 (BACK), MAY 2000
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