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Death & Survivor Benefits

As a VCERA member, death and survivor benefits may be payable to your eligible surviving spouse, minor children, beneficiaries or estate. Death and survivor benefits depend on many different factors and can only be determined after a full review of each member’s individual circumstances. The following is a general description of benefits that may be paid upon the death of a member.
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Employee Member Death


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.