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53 STAT.] 76TH CONG., 1 ST SESS.-CH. 550-AUG. 7, 1939 (2) of section 6 of this Act an amount equal to the total amount to his credit at time of retirement, the amount remaining to his credit and any accrued annuity shall be paid, upon the establishment of a valid claim therefor, in the following order of precedence: "First, to the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated in writing by such annuitant and recorded on his individual account; "Second, if there be no such beneficiary, to the duly appointed executor or administrator of the estate of such annuitant; "Third, if there be no such beneficiary, or executor or adminis- trator, payment may be made, after the expiration of thirty days from the date of the death of the annuitant, to such person or per- sons as may appear in the judgment of the Civil Service Commis- sion to be legally entitled thereto, and such payment shall be a bar to recovery by any other person. "In the case of an annuitant who has elected to receive an increased annuity as provided in section 6 of this Act, the amount to be paid under the provisions of this subsection shall be only the accrued annuity." SEC. 2. Subsection (d) of said section 11 is amended to read as follows: "(d) In case an employee shall die without having attained eligibility for retirement or without having established a valid claim for annuity, the total amount of his deductions with interest thereon shall be paid, upon the establishment of a valid claim therefor, in the following order of precedence: "First, to the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated in writing by such employee and recorded on his individual account; "Second, if there be no such beneficiary, to the duly appointed executor or administrator of the estate of such employee; "Third, if there be no such beneficiary or executor or administrator, payment may be made, after the expiration of thirty days from the date of the death of the employee, to such person or persons as may appear in the judgment of the Civil Service Commission to be legally entitled thereto, and such payment shall be a bar to recovery by any other person." SEC. 3. Subsection (e) of said section 11 is amended to read as follows: "(e) In case a former employee entitled to the return of the amount credited to his individual account shall become legally incompetent, the total amount due may be paid to a duly appointed guardian or committee of such former employee. If the amount of refund due such former employee does not exceed $1,000, and if there has been no demand upon the Civil Service Commission by a duly appointed guardian or committee, payment may be made, after the expiration of thirty days from date of separation from the service, to such a per- son or persons, in the discretion of the Commission, who may have the care and custody of such former employee, and such payment shall be a bar to recovery by any other person." SEC. 4. Subsection (f) of said section 11 is amended to read as follows: "(f) Each employee or annuitant to whom this Act applies may, under regulations prescribed by the Civil Service Commission, desig- nate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to whom shall be paid, upon the death of the employee or annuitant any sum remaining to his credit (including any accrued annuity) under the provisions of this Act." SEC. 5 . This Act shall become effective as of the thirtieth day following the date of its enactment. Approved, August 7, 1939. 1251 Ante, p. 1246. Payments, order of precedence. Increased annuity at employee's option. 49 Stat. 2020 . 6U. .C., Supp.IV, § 745e. 49 Stat. 2023 . 6U.S. C ., Supp. IV, 5 745J (d). Death before attain- ing eligibility or estab- lishing claim for an- nuity. Payments, order of precedence. 49 Stat. 2023 . 65U.S . (' ., upp. I'V, § 7451 (e). iFormer eRl loye becomlna legally iil- cwimp tent; llymernts. 49 Stat. 2023 5U. S .C. . Supp. IV, §745i (f). Designation of bene- ficiary. Effective date.