Death Benefits

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.

Submit a Death Notification


  • 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 myCalPERS.