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Designation of Beneficiary

FEGLI enrollees and assignees use this form to designate who should receive the death benefits. NOT required if the enrollee or assignee has not filed a previous designation of beneficiary and is satisfied with the standard order of precedence.

Attachments are also available for designating a trust:

Electronic Copies:

SF 2823

Paper Copies:


Request a paper copy of this form from your servicing Human Resources Office.

Annuitants or Assignees:

  • Call toll free 1-888-767-6738 (202-606-0500 in the DC Area), or
  • Send an email to, giving the number of the form that you need and your mailing address, or
  • Request a copy from a local Federal agency Human Relations Office.


Use your internal agency procedures for ordering Standard Forms. Paper copies of this form are NOT available from OPM.

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