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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No: If there retirement plan has no beneficiaries it passes through your mother's estate. If she had a Will then the beneficiaries under that Will receive the funds through the Probate process. If she did not, her "next of kin" (I.e. her closest living relatives) receive the funds through Estate Administration.

As a side note, the beneficiaries must withdraw all assets by December 31 of the fifth anniversary year following her death or face substantial penalties. In other words, by the end of today.

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