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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 145-2-55 | Death benefit payment.


(A) This rule shall apply only to the death benefit payable pursuant to section 145.451 of the Revised Code.

(B) A retirant or a disability benefit recipient may designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to receive only the death benefit payment.

(1) Such designation must be on a form provided by the public employees retirement system and filed with the system prior to the retirant or disability benefit recipient's death.

(2) The death benefit payment shall be divided equally among the surviving beneficiaries if the retirant or the disability benefit recipient designated multiple beneficiaries.

(C) If the death benefit is payable to the person responsible for the retirant's or disability benefit recipient's burial expenses, such person shall submit proof of financial liability and proof of payment of these expenses.

(D) If a beneficiary of the death benefit payment or portion of a death benefit payment dies prior to the distribution of the amount, the payment shall be issued to the beneficiarys estate.

Last updated January 3, 2022 at 9:08 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 145.09
Amplifies: 145.451
Five Year Review Date: 9/29/2026
Prior Effective Dates: 8/20/1976, 9/29/1986, 8/6/1990, 12/6/1993, 5/29/1995, 1/1/2003, 11/30/2007, 1/1/2017