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.
Complete the appropriate Application for Death Benefits (SF 2800 for CSRS or SF 3104 and SF 3104B for FERS) and attach any other forms and/or evidence as the application or circumstances require.
Attach a copy of the employee’s death certificate and a copy of the certificate of the marriage to the widow or widower. Send the completed application to:
Office of Personnel ManagementRetirement Operations CenterATTENTION: Survivor Processing SectionPost Office Box 45Boyers, Pennsylvania 16017-0045
A widow or widower who is claiming benefits for himself or herself and on behalf of children should file one application.
To report the death of a retiree or person receiving benefits from the Office of Personnel Management or a Federal employee you can either call us or complete the online form: