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Death Benefits

Death benefits are paid to your designated beneficiary and depends on the amount of service credit.

Less than one year of service credit

  • Death is not job related- Your member contributions are refunded to beneficiary.
  • Death is job related- Lump sum payment of your member contributions plus one year’s salary is paid to your beneficiary.

More than one year but less than eight years of service credit

  • Lump sum payment of your member contributions plus one year’s salary is paid to your beneficiary.

Eight or more years of service credit

  • Lump sum payment of your member contributions plus one year’s salary is paid to your beneficiary.  If you are married or in a civil union for at least one year and your spouse is your only primary beneficiary, your spouse could choose a monthly surviving spouse pension plus a $3,000 instead of lump sum.

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