5505-7-02 Survivor benefits.

(A) A surviving spouse is a wife or husband as set forth in a statutorily valid certificate of marriage or as recognized by judgment of a court establishing a common-law relationship.

(B) Dependent children are legal children of a member or retirant.

(C) A survivor shall apply for benefits on a form prescribed by the board, including a certified death certificate. In addition, a survivor shall provide proof of eligibility by submitting a certified marriage certificate, birth certificate, or other document that establishes marriage or parenthood.

(D) Survivor benefits shall be effective the day following a member's death and the first of the month following a retirant's death.

(E) The board reserves the right to deny benefits for failure to provide satisfactory proof of eligibility.

Effective: 09/28/2010
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2010 and 09/28/2015
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 5505.07
Rule Amplifies: 5505.17
Prior Effective Dates: 2/1/1992, 2/1/1990, 1/1/1986, 12/23/2005