Benefits at a Glance

This chart summarizes the benefits payable to your eligible survivors in the event of your death before your first pension payment.

Eligible spouse Survivor pension (either immediate or deferred)
OR
Lump-sum payment (commuted value of your pension)
Dependent children
(if there was no eligible spouse or after eligible spouse's death)
Survivor pension
Designated beneficiary Lump-sum payment
Estate Lump-sum payment

When we're informed of your death

We'll provide your survivor with their options and all of the information they need to receive their survivor benefit.