If you are applying for the lump-sum death payment as the representative from a funeral home, or if there are unpaid funeral home expenses and you are applying to authorize the RRB to pay the funeral home, you must submit a Form G-273a. The Form G-273a must be completed and signed by the funeral home director. If more than one funeral home was involved in the employee's burial, and each funeral home is keeping a separate bill, a Form G-273a must be secured from each funeral home.
The Form G-273a can be used in any lump-sum death payment or unpaid employee annuity case instead of other proof of payment of burial expenses. However, it is required when there are unpaid funeral home expenses.