Death Benefits


Retired Member Death

Upon the death of any member who is receiving a retirement allowance, a lump sum benefit of $5,000 is paid to the member’s beneficiary or estate, provided there are sufficient assets in the Post Retirement Death Benefit reserve.

In addition, there may be a death benefit from the member’s unused accumulated contribution or a lifetime annuity payable depending upon the option chosen at retirement. See your retirement handbook for information about options available at retirement.

Reporting a Retired Member Death

To report the death of a retired member, call CCCERA to speak with a retirement counselor. The counselor will need some information, such as date of death, member’s social security number, and your relationship to the member. CCCERA will send a letter following this initial contact, with instructions and a request for any additional forms or documentation required.