Death Benefits


Death Benefits

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.


Report a death

We are deeply sorry for your loss. To notify CCCERA, use this form or call our office ‒ a retirement counselor will guide survivors through the required procedures, forms and certificates that must be submitted.