Report a Member’s Death


Upon the death of a VCERA member, certain benefits may be payable to a surviving spouse, domestic partner, or designated beneficiaries.

Call our main number at (805)339-4250, to report the member’s death as soon as possible. 

After your call, Staff will research the member’s file to determine any applicable survivor and/or death benefits. 

Staff will then notify the survivor or beneficiary in writing regarding the detail of the benefits, if any, that are payable.  Depending upon the existence and type of benefits that are payable, VCERA will provide instructions and include any forms that need to be completed.  In the letter, VCERA may also request copies of certain documents.

Please note that VCERA will require a photocopy of the death certificate in every case.