KPERS Lump-Sum Death Benefit

All KPERS retirees are eligible for a one-time, taxable, $6,000 lump-sum benefit that is payable upon the retiree's death. This benefit was increased from $4,000 to $6,000 on July 1, 2024. 

How can you use this benefit towards your final expenses?

  • The KPERS retiree, BEFORE their death, names a funeral establishment to receive the benefit on the retiree's Designation of Beneficiary form 
  • The KPERS retiree names a beneficiary to receive the benefit who then chooses to assign it to the funeral establishment AFTER the members death

Applying for Benefits

  • Contact KPERS at 1-888-275-5737 to vefiry the beneficiary. 
  • Upon veficiation of a beneficiary by a KPERS Representative, the Application for the Retiree Death Benefit will be mailed to the beneficiary. 

For More Information

 For more information, you can visit the KPERS Benefit Details Page at: https://www.kpers.org/retirees/benefitdetails

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