In cases of a members passing - the family, spouse/child/POA/Executor is to notify the Police Pension office as soon as practical. Any coordination of Chaplain/Bagpiper and Honor Guard services for LEOFF1 is coordinated through Lisa (206-256-5127) in the Pension Office.
Reminder, if you are getting married after retirement, you only have one year to add a spouse to DRS for pension benefit. Eligibility date is day 366 of your marriage up to the 2nd year of marriage. This is an "OPT IN" participation. You must opt in and have an actuarial reduction of your pension for your spouse to have a pension benefit should you pass.
Any change in your status, such as address or marital status needs to be reported to Lisa in the Pension Office as well as DRS.
For military funeral services - if you were honorably discharged or retired from the military, and you or your family will be wanting a flag presentation you must have a copy of your DD214. 1-866-272-6272 | http://www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records
We strongly encourage our members and spouses to prearrange your final arrangements that you desire. There is no LEOFF1 Benefit available for funeral/burial or final arrangement costs. Plan accordingly so your wishes are honored.
POA - Power of Attorney (Durable, Financial and/or Medical) please send Police Pension a copy of your POA. We must have one on file to speak with anyone else regarding any of your benefits, care, etc. Your Pension Office strongly encourages our members/spouses to have this document!