Survivor Benefits

In addition to the disability and retirement benefits available to Traditional Pension and Combined plan members, their survivors may qualify for benefits if the member dies before age and service retirement or while receiving a disability benefit.

Depending on who the member designates as his or her beneficiary, the survivors will receive either a refund of the member's account (Lump Sum Benefit) or Monthly Benefits. However, if the member is survived by a child or children qualified to receive monthly benefits, only monthly benefits can be paid.

Prior to the payment of a survivor benefit, survivors of Combined Plan members must agree to transfer both the deceased member's employer contributions and individual defined contribution account to the Traditional pension Plan for payment of benefits.

For more information, call or write to request a leaflet on Survivor Benefits, order one on-line, or view it online.