Death Gratuity Payment

Death gratuity is payable to the personal representative of any Federal employee who dies from an injury that was sustained on or after August 2, 1990, in the line of duty. This includes a department or agency employee who dies after separation from service, if the death is the result of an injury sustained in the line of duty.

For this purpose, the personal representative of the deceased employee would generally be the formally designated executor or administrator of the employee's estate under State law. The department or agency head determines who is the personal representative in any particular case.

Content last reviewed: 6/1/2006-PAN

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