Monthly benefits payable to surviving widows and widowers, children and certain other dependents if the employee had at least 10 years of railroad service, or 5 years of railroad service after 1995, and a current connection.
the amount payable at the original participant's death. If the participant died before retirement, the benefit equals the total accumulation in each TIAA-CREF account at the time of death. If the participant died after retirement, a beneficiary may also receive the present value of future guaranteed payments in a lump sum, as long as the participant did not prohibit this option.
Benefits paid to qualified beneficiaries in the event of the death of an STRS Ohio member with 1.5 or more years of Ohio service credit prior to death and 0.25 years of Ohio contributing service credit in the 2-1/2-year period before death. Protection for eligible dependents continues for 27 months following the member's last contributing service or while the member is receiving a disability benefit.