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When a Retiree or Beneficiary Dies

Death of retired member

SCERA staff is ready to help at the time of a retired member's death. Please contact SCERA at 707-565-8100 to report the member's death.

Upon such notification, SCERA will determine what benefits, if any, are payable to the member's beneficiary, and will send the appropriate forms for completion.

Death of beneficiary

In the event of the death of your beneficiary, please notify SCERA. Depending on the option you chose at the time of retirement, you may wish to name a new beneficiary. SCERA staff is here to assist you with any updates or changes you may decide to make.