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Send a copy of your spouse’s death certificate to OPM.
U.S. Office of Personnel ManagementRetirement Operations CenterPost Office Box 45Boyers, PA 16017
If we are paying you a reduced annuity to provide a survivor annuity for your spouse, we may be able to increase your annuity after we have proof of the death.
If your spouse is covered by Option C-Family Life Insurance, contact OPM for a life insurance claim form.
If there are no other eligible family members, you should ask us to change your health benefits to a self-only enrollment. You can do this at any time.
You may want to change your Federal or state income tax withholding. Call OPM to make this change.
You may want to change your designations of beneficiary for life insurance or retirement. The designations must be in writing on the forms we provide. You can print copies of these designation forms from our website, or call us or send email to ask for the forms.
Call OPM to report the death of your former spouse. If we are paying you a reduced annuity to provide a survivor annuity for your former spouse, we may be able to increase your annuity after we have proof of the death.