There are many forms that employees, retirees, and survivors need to fill out to deal with retirement, health and life insurance, and Thrift Savings Plan issues. Those forms used to be available from your current or former agency. And in some agencies and in some parts of the country that’s still true. However, they can be downloaded from websites operated by OPM and the TSP and printed at your convenience. I’ve listed some of the most sought after forms below.

Leave

OPM 1637, Application to Become a Leave Recipient Under the Emergency Leave Transfer Program

OPM 1638, Request to Donate Leave Under the Emergency Leave Transfer Program

Life Insurance

FE-6, Claim for Death Benefits

FE-7, Claim for Dismemberment Benefits

RI 76-10, Assignment of Federal Employee Group Life Insurance

SF 2823, Designation of Beneficiary

Retirement

OPM 1496A, Application for Deferred Retirement (CSRS)

OPM 1514, Military Deposit Worksheet

OPM 1515, Military Service Deposit election

RI 20-97, Estimated Earnings During Military Service

RI 25-27, Survivor Benefits for Children

RI 92-19, Application for Deferred Retirement (FERS)

SF 2800, Application for Death Benefits (CSRS)

SF 2801, Application for Immediate Retirement (CSRS)

SF 2802, Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions (CSRS)

SF 2803, Application to Make Deposit or Redeposit (CSRS)

SF 2804, Application to Make Voluntary Contributions (CSRS)

SF 2808, Designation of Beneficiary (CSRS)

SF 3102, Designation of Beneficiary (FERS)

SF 3104, Application for Death Benefits (FERS)

SF 3106, Application for Refund of Retirement Deductions (FERS)

SF 3107, Application for Immediate Retirement (FERS)

SF 3108, Application to Make Deposit of Redeposit (FERS)

SF 3112, Documentation in Support of Disability Retirement (CSRS and FERS)

Thrift Savings Plan

TSP-1, Election Form

TSP-1-C, Catch-Up Contributions Election

TSP-3, Designation of Beneficiary

TSP-20, Loan Application

TSP-60, Request for Transfer Into the TSP

To download Thrift Savings Plan forms, go to http://tsp.gov/forms/index-forms-html. For any of the others, go to www.opm.gov/forms and click on the category of form you want, for example, Standard, OPM, etc. Then scroll down and click on the specific number. FYI: On each of these sites you’ll find a lot of other forms that may prove useful to you. Have a ball.