Your Death Benefits

We understand how important it is to make sure you're aware of what benefits are payable and who the beneficiary may be upon a death. We're here to ease this process.

Report a Death

888 CalPERS (or 888-225-7377)

Overview

  • CalPERS members are eligible for various death benefits.
  • Death benefits range from a simple return of contributions (plus interest) to a monthly allowance.
  • Each member's death benefits can vary significantly, depending on circumstances, data, and employer contract.
  • You can review or change your beneficiaries on my|CalPERS.