November 29, 2017 19:28 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 a beneficiary? What happens to my pension when I die? What is the State Employees' Death Benefit Fund? What is the 1977 Fund? How do I find the Pension Identification (PID) number for my PERF or TRF retirement account?