Retiree FAQs - Death Benefits

Important note: Information contained in these frequently-asked questions and answers is general in nature. In case of any conflict, the actual contract language between the employing municipality and PMRS along with PMRS law will prevail. Also, existing regulations, policies and procedures will apply in all cases.


What happens to my pension money when I die?

It depends on which survivor option was chosen when you retired. Please refer to the CERTIFICATE OF BENEFITS form that you received from PMRS that shows the survivor benefit you selected.

If I die, what should my survivors do?

They contact the former employing municipality and obtain the proper forms to claim any benefit that may be payable.