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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

I work in an agency Human Resource office. Recently, while processing the personnel file of an employee who died, I noticed that the individual had the wrong retirement coverage. Should I register the individual in the FERCCA Database under his name and Social Security number or register his wife, as his survivor, using her name and Social Security number?

You should register the survivor using her name and Social Security number. There is a designated field on the Survivor registration form to enter the decedent's name, date of birth and Social Security number. There is also a mandatory field, which requires the OPM claim number. In a case such as this, put an "F" as the claim number suffix (CSF) and enter all 0's as the claim number. In the comments field, include the date of death along with the agency and sub agency the decedent last worked for.

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