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Spousal Survivor Benefit

If you are married, have at least eight years of continuous creditable service and die, your spouse is eligible for a 50% survivor benefit, whether or not you are still a county employee at the time of your death.

If you are at least age 62 at the time of your death, this benefit will commence the first day of the month following your death. The benefit will be paid following completion of required applications and certifications.

If you die before age 62, your surviving spouse may choose to wait to draw the benefit until such time as you would have reached age 62, or elect to receive an actuarially-reduced benefit beginning the month following the date of your death.