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Death of a Member Prior to Retirement

Death While Employed

  • Upon the death of a member while in service, if no duty-connected death annuity is payable, a payment of the accumulated conributions of the member and, if the member is enrolled in the Government's Health Insurance Program, the Life Insurance Benefits, shall be payable. 
  • Upon the death of a member while in service, not enrolled in the Government's Group Insurance Program, if no duty-connected death annuity is payable, a payment of the accumulated contributions of the member plus a lump sum shall be payable.

Beneficiary of a Member

  • Department must request a copy of the death certificate from family member 
  • Deceased NOPA must be prepared by the Department upon receipt of the death certificate.
  • A family representative of the deceased member must submit a certified death certificate to GERS.