If the member meets the eligibility requirements for the RMBA, the surviving spouse is eligible for the benefit, even if a designation form has not been completed. The surviving spouse does not have to be listed as a beneficiary of the members’ retirement benefit. If the member dies before becoming eligible, the surviving spouse is not eligible. In some cases, additional documentation will be requested by KBA for items such as a marriage or death certificate. If KBA does not receive this notice from INPRS, a death certificate will be required.