June 21, 2017 15:17 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 happens to my pension when I die? How do I report the death of a TRF member? What is a beneficiary? How do I apply for the Lump Sum Death Benefit? (1977 Fund) When can I retire from PERF or TRF?