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State of Delaware Office of Pensions
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:
*The amount payable to a widow or widower who has not attained age 50 at the time the survivor’s pension begins, shall be actuarially reduced, in accordance with actuarial tables approved by the Board, for each month the survivor is under age 50. However, the actuarial reduction for any such widow or widower shall not apply for the period during which such widow or widower has in his or her care an unmarried child(ren) as outlined in #2 above.
At the time of retirement, an irrevocable election shall be made to provide a monthly pension benefit to eligible survivor(s) based on the options below:
Those retiring on or after January 1, 2015*
*This election is irrevocable and must be made prior to the issuance of the first pension direct deposit.