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State of Delaware Office of Pensions
Upon the death of a member receiving a service or disability pension, the pension payable to your eligible survivor(s), beginning the month following your death, will be determined based on the irrevocable Joint and Survivor option made at the time of retirement.
Those retiring prior to January 1, 2015
At the time of retirement, an employee must make an irrevocable election to provide a survivor’s pension based on the following:
Those retiring on or after January 1, 2015
The following lists the priority of survivor(s) unless you change the priority by filing a Priority of Eligible Survivors form (completed in its entirety) with the Office of Pensions:
If the primary survivor ceases to be eligible for a survivor's pension, that pension becomes payable to the next eligible survivor(s).
To access and pay for the training online please visit:
The Delaware Safety Council
Enter Retirees' discount code and pay $12.
This training is for retirees only in the State Employees’, Judicial, Old State Police and New State Police Pension Plans and is not intended for family members.
Contact Delaware Safety Council for Questions at:
Next payment date for Pensioners
Complete payment date list