Can you receive a family members' 403(b) contributions without a beneficiary?

My mother passed away in 2012. Her contributor contacted me to tell me that she left a 403(b) retirement plan without any beneficiaries. Is there any way for me to receive her contributions and avoid probate? 

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December 2017

Sorry to hear about your loss.

Unfortanetly without being named as a beneficiary the funds will need to settled via the probate process as it will be considered part of your mother's estate. If there is an executor named I would reach out to them to see what the process will be going forward. 

I hope this helps

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