Death or Divorce of Spouse

Pop Up Provision

For members who chose to provide a spousal benefit at retirement, the laws governing the Fund state that with the occurrence of divorce or death, your option choice may revert to the amount provided under a Single-life annuity option (Option 1). Members will have 6 months from the date of occurrence (death or divorce) to submit the required paperwork to the POAB Fund office. 

Pop Down Provision

Should the member remarry, the member who has popped up to Option 1 (meaning they originally chose to provide a survivor benefit and then popped up to option 1) may choose to provide a spousal benefit for the current spouse after 1 year of marriage OR the birth of their first child. 

To request this paperwork, please contact the Fund Office by phone or email.

Phone: 770-228-8461

Email: [email protected]