Retirees

Benefits

Survivor Benefits

In the event of a member’s death before retirement, qualified survivors may be entitled to monthly benefits or a lump-sum payment of the members account. Survivor benefits are only available for members in the Traditional Pension Plan or the Combined Plan.

Disability Benefits*

OPERS administers two disability plans - the Original Plan and the Revised Plan. Persons with OPERS membership prior to July 29, 1992 are in the Original Plan, unless you elected to be enrolled in the Revised Plan. All members hired after July 29, 1992 are in the Revised Plan. Disability benefits are only available for members in the Traditional Pension Plan or the Combined Plan.

This section provides information that may be helpful to you as a disability benefit recipient.

More information regarding the disability program can be found on the Disability Benefits home page or in the Disability Benefits leaflet.

* Note: Disability benefit recipients cannot make changes to their benefits as these benefits are governed by state law.