You should review your designation of beneficiary for the lump sum payment of
retirement contributions when no one is eligible for monthly payments. This
designation is made on a Standard Form 2808 for the Civil Service Retirement
System (CSRS) or a Standard Form 3102 for the Federal Employees Retirement
System (FERS). Make sure the form shows the person or people you want
designated. If a copy is not available to review, you may wish to file a new
If you transferred to FERS, any prior designation you made for CSRS coverage
is canceled. You may wish to file a FERS designation. If you were automatically
transferred to FERS coverage from CSRS, your designation will remain in force.
If there is no designation of beneficiary, benefits will be paid in the
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