Death Benefits

The Plan provides Death Benefits after your retirement.  Your beneficiaries will be eligible for a death benefit from the Plan if you were receiving a monthly retirement allowance, and you had at least 5 years of Department Service with the Plan at the time of your retirement.

The Death Benefit for a retiree consists of the following:

  • 14 times your Option Full monthly retirement allowance (up to a maximum of $20,000); and
  • A refund of your employee contributions and interest if you selected Option A at retirement; and
  • Any accrued retirement benefits, if applicable; and
  • Any monthly continuance(s), if applicable.

To reach the Death Benefits Section, please call (213) 367-1721.