Employee Member Death

Overview

Death and Survivor Benefits
Employee Member Death

VCERA provides retirement and continuance payments to eligible members and beneficiaries

When an active employee who is a VCERA member passes away, the benefits payable will depend on years of retirement service credit and whether the death was nonservice-connected or service-connected. Retirement law provides that the rights and claims of a surviving spouse, or minor children may supersede the rights and claims of another named beneficiary.