The appropriate application for Death Benefits under the CSRS or FERS must be filed with an original signature to the Office of Personnel Management. Your survivor should attach a certified copy of the death certificate, a copy of your marriage certificate, birth certificates of eligible children along with a certified copy of any divorce decree, and property settlement agreement that occurred on or after May 7, 1985. Applications may be obtained online at opm.gov/retire or by contacting the Retirement Information Office at 1-888-767-6738.
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