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: