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Beneficiaries may be eligible for benefits under the BERS Qualified Pension Plan (QPP) and Tax Deferred Annuity (TDA) Program. A beneficiary is any person or entity the member chooses to receive the benefits of their Pension or TDA account after they die. The BERS Pension plan and TDA program allow members to list one or more beneficiaries to receive a death benefit from their account after their death. Pension and TDA death benefits are paid separately to the beneficiaries a member has chosen before their death. If BERS does not have a valid beneficiary designation on file, any death benefit due may be payable to a member's estate.

The loss of a loved one is always difficult to navigate. On this page, you will find resources that will help to answer questions you may have about death benefits.