June 07, 2019 13:53 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? I'm the beneficiary of TRF member who died. How do I apply for my 5-year survivor benefit payment? How do I apply for the Lump Sum Death Benefit? (1977 Fund) How many years of creditable service must I have in order for my spouse or child to receive a survivor benefit from PERF? Will the state make additional contributions to my HRA account?