Reporting the Death of a SERS Member or Benefit Recipient

Please complete the following information about the member, retiree, or benefit recipient whose death you are reporting.


Name of Deceased Person(Required)
MM slash DD slash YYYY
MM slash DD slash YYYY


Your Name(Required)


Contact Mailing Address
This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
When reporting the death of a SERS member or benefit recipient, please be advised that:
    • Any benefits being paid to the deceased will stop. They are not eligible to receive any payments after the date of their death.
    • If any overpayment has occurred, SERS will attempt to retrieve the payment(s) from the deceased person’s bank account or request the payment(s) be returned.
    • If the deceased was enrolled in a SERS health care plan, all coverage ends with the date of their death. Any dependent health care coverage will terminate at the end of the month of the deceased person’s death.
    • If any benefits are due to a beneficiary as a result of the death, we will contact the proper beneficiary(s) with any paperwork necessary to apply for the benefits.
    • SERS will require a photocopy of the deceased person’s death certificate be returned with the benefit applications.
    • Please allow 3 to 4 weeks for processing.

If you have any questions or need additional assistance, please contact our office at 1-800-878-5853.

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