Survivor Benefits

Survivor's Benefit Program for Retired NYS Employees -

The Survivor’s Benefit Program is a financial protection plan that provides a minimum death benefit to the survivors of New York State retired employees.

Your beneficiary may receive a benefit of $3,000 if you left State service* on or after April 1, 1970, or $2,000 if you left State service between October 1, 1966 and March 31, 1970.

*State service means your salary is/was paid directly by New York State.