Death Payment - If a member dies of causes not received in line-of-duty, the amount of $3,500.00 will be paid to the beneficiary he has designated, unless the member has less than 5 years of membership service, in which case the amount paid will be $1.000.00. After a member has begun drawing retirement benefits from the fund, the death payment is decreased by the amount received in retirement until they have received a total of $1,000.00 in pension. After they have received the first $1,000.00 in pension the death payment remains at the $2,500.00 level.
Line-of-duty death payment is increased to $5,500.00 regardless of the years of membership service.
The member may change the designated beneficiary at any time, by filing proper notice with the Fund office.