Date of Death (TAF)

SAS Name

Beneficiary's date of death, if applicable. If the beneficiary is deceased, then this variable is populated with the death date, which may be in the calendar year of the data file or any prior year.


The value of DEATH_IND may not align with the value of DEATH_DT in cases where the beneficiary died after the month/year of the current file. In other words, DEATH_IND could show as zero but DEATH_DT could be populated with a valid date since it occurred after the report period.

SOURCE: T-MSIS Annual Demographic and Eligibility TAF

Date (numeric, system dependent)
Code Code value
null not deceased