IPERS death benefits provide financial protection to eligible beneficiaries. They are designed to ease the financial strain that may follow the death of a loved one.
Stopping Monthly Benefits for Retirees
If a member dies during retirement, the benefit payments stop the month of the member’s death. (For example, if a member dies in July, the last monthly pension payment will be made at the end of July.)
If any additional retirement benefit payments are made after the month of the member’s death, these payments must be returned to IPERS.