September 04, 2018 16:14 Updated Follow In the event of the death of a member of the 1977 Police Officers' and Firefighters' Pension and Disability Fund, his or her heirs or estate will be entitled to a one-time death benefit of $12,000. Related articles What is the State Employees' Death Benefit Fund? What happens to my pension when I die? What is the 1977 Fund? What is a beneficiary? I'm the beneficiary of TRF member who died. How do I apply for my 5-year survivor benefit payment?