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State of Delaware Office of Pensions
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.
The eligible survivor is determined at the time of the member’s death. An eligible survivor’s order of priority** as established by law, determines who may be entitled to a survivor’s benefit:
** Priority may be changed by filing a notarized Survivor Order of Priority (SOP-1) form.