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Pension Payment CalendarCheck mailed August 29, 2022Direct deposit August 31, 2022

Reporting a Death

To report the death of a KCERA retiree or death of a survivor who was receiving a continuance from the death of a KCERA retiree, call the KCERA office at (661) 381-7700. If you are the designated beneficiary, a KCERA team member will explain what survivorship benefits, if any, are payable to you.  KCERA will provide the designated beneficiary with the necessary and required forms.

 In addition to the completion and submission of any required forms,  a copy of the following documentation is required:

  • A clear, legible copy of the deceased's death certificate
  • A clear, legible copy of the designated beneficiary's state-issued identification card
  • A clear, legible copy of the marriage certificate (Retiree death only

If the designated beneficiary is a minor child(under the age of 18 at the time of the member's death), additional documentation is required of the legally appointed guardian.  In general, those would include:

  • A clear, legible copy of the minor child's birth certificate
  • A clear, legible copy of the guardian's state-issued identification card
  • A copy of the court signed guardianship papers, including financial guardianship