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DC 37 Health & Security Plan Benefits

Survivor Benefit

In order to qualify for Health and Security Plan benefits as a survivor, the surviving spouse and eligible dependents must have been eligible and enrolled for benefits under the member’s plan at the date of death. The deceased member must have been eligible for Plan benefits at the date of death, and that benefit package must have included a death benefit. If you fulfill these requirements, you may continue to utilize the Health and Security Plan benefits available to the covered dependents for a period of twelve (12) months measured from the member’s date of death. At the end of the twelve months, eligible dependents have the option to purchase Continuation of Benefits for up to an additional 24 months, under COBRA.