Valid Date of Death Switch

SAS Name

This variable indicates whether a beneficiary's day of death has been verified by the Social Security Administration (SSA) or the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).


The date of death of the beneficiary is contained in the BENE_DEATH_DT variable; many of these dates of death are not confirmed.

Source: CMS Common Medicare Environment (CME)

Code Code value
Null Default
V Valid death date