Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
If an employee dies and no survivor annuity is payable based on his/her death, the retirement contributions remaining to the deceased persons credit in the Civil Service Retirement and Disability Fund, plus applicable interest, are payable.
You do not need to make a designation if you are satisfied with the order of precedence that the law provides. That order of precedence follows:
Payment of a lump sum will be made to the first person or persons listed above who are alive on the day you die.