Survivor Planning

 

The document What to Do When a Loved One Dies (November 2018) provides valuable information

D.C. RETIREMENT SYSTEM

NOW KNOWN AS FEDERAL POLICE PENSION (FPP)

ACTIONS REQUIRED UPON AN ANNUITANT'S DEATH

Information on Applying for Death Benefits under the D.C. Retirement System (now known as Federal Police Pension)

How to report the death of a retiree who may have a surviving spouse:

1. Contact the Office of Pay and Retirement Services (OPRS) at (202)741-8660 and provide the following information:

  • Annuitant's Name
  • Date of Passing 
  • Employee ID Number (emplid) or Social Security Number
  • Identify if the deceased was a retiree or survivor
  • Division of Federal Police i.e., Secret Service or Park Police
  • The name, telephone number, and mailing address of the point of contact who will handle the paperwork

OPRS must receive a death certificate within 60 days of the date the annuitant passed away. Failure to provide the death certificate may result in a suspension of future payments.

2. Make a phone call to the D.C. Police and Firefighters Retirement and Relief Board, 202-442-9622. Notify them of the annuitant's death.

The board will send the survivor an application form and instructions. Once the board receives the paperwork from the survivor, they will determine eligibility. This process may take 2 to 3 months so the annuitant should be prepared financially because there is no speeding up the process.

CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM (CSRS)

Information on Applying for Death Benefits Under CSRS 

Application for CSRS Death Benefits

Information about open season

Telephone number for CSRS - Contact OPM at (202) 606-1800 or (888) 767-6738

For further help contact our office. We will make sure a local, state or regional director contacts you to provide any help needed.

FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM (FERS)

Information on Applying for Death Benefits Under FERS 

Application for Death Benefits Under FERS

Telephone number for FERS - Contact OPM at (202) 606-1800 or (888) 767-6738

For further help contact our office. We will make sure a local, state or regional director contacts you to provide any help needed.