Death Benefits

CalPERS provides benefits to the beneficiaries or survivors of active and retired members upon their death. Benefits and eligible recipients vary based on whether the member was still working at the time of death or was retired; by the member's employer (State, school, or local public agency); occupation (miscellaneous (general office and others), safety, industrial, or peace officer/firefighter); and the specific provisions in the contract between CalPERS and the employer.

You can find more detailed information on benefits in the Members or Employers area.

Dated: 04-04-2012