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Duty Connected Death Benefits Calculator

Computing Retirement Benefits for Duty Connected Death

Fill the form and click the Calculate button to estimate benefits:

Tier:
(Hired Before September 30, 2005)
(Hired on or after October 1, 2005)
Salary*:
* In effect on date of death.
Widow/Widower?
Dependent Children*:
* Up to 18 years of age (or 23 if a college student only for Tier II).
Dependent Parents?
Benefits: Fill the form and click the Calculate button

Disclaimer

The calculator on this page may be used to estimate your potential service retirement benefits.  This calculator allows you to enter information to obtain an unofficial estimate of your GERS benefit.  This is not an official GERS estimate, and it does not include all retirement options available to GERS members.  The GERS benefits calculator is a tool designed to allow you to estimate your own retirement benefit when planning for your retirement.



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Which Tier Are You?   Tier I: Hired Before September 30, 2005    Tier II: Hired on or after October 1, 2005

Duty Connected Death is death in service as a direct result of the performance of duty.  The Duty Connected Death benefit is paid as follows:

  • Tier I: Annuity of 40% of the salary in effect on the date of death for the widow, plus 10% of the salary for each child up to age 18 up to a maximum family benefit of 60% of the salary.  If there is no widow, 10% of the salary is payable on behalf of each child under age 18 up to a maximum family benefit of 50%. If there is no widow or children, each dependent parent is entitled to 25% of the salary.
  • Tier II: Annuity of 25% of salary in effect on the date of death for the widow,  plus 7% of salary for each child up to age 18 (or 23 if a full-time college student) up to a maximum family benefit of 42% of salary.  If there is no widow, 7% of the salary is payable on behalf of each child under age 18 up to a maximum family benefit of 35% of the salary to all minor children.  If there is no widow or children, each dependent parent is entitled to 17.5% of the salary.