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Divorce & Community Property

VCERA Policy

Your VCERA pension is considered a community property asset. Determination of  division of this asset during divorce, legal separation or dissolution of domestic partnership is required prior to retirement or withdrawal of contributions.


Death & Survivor Benefits

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As a VCERA member, death and survivor benefits may be payable to your surviving spouse, minor children, other eligible beneficiary or estate. The type and amount of benefits depend on many different factors and can only be determined after a full review of the decedent’s individual circumstances. Below is an overview of the death and survivor benefits that may be payable upon the death of a member.