Do you know who is listed on your beneficiary forms for your annuity or qualified retirement plan, life insurance, or Thrift Savings Plan? If you have divorced, remarried or had children since the last review of your beneficiary forms, you may want to check your eOPF to ensure your forms are up to date.
If you don’t have an updated beneficiary form on file, your beneficiary will be determined by the last form on file. If there is no designated beneficiary on file, benefits are paid in the following order of precedence.
- To your widow or widower.
- If none, to your child or children in equal shares, with the share of any deceased child distributed among that child's descendants.
- If none, to your parents in equal shares or the entire amount to your surviving parent.
- If none, to the executor or administrator of your estate.
- If none, to your next of kin who would be entitled to your estate under the laws of the state in which you reside at the time of your death. You do not need to make a designation if you are satisfied with the order of precedence that the law provides. For your convenience, you may click the link to access the beneficiary forms below.