Death of a Benefit Recipient

If a benefit recipient dies, contact the Member Services Center toll-free at 888‑227‑7877, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m., to report the death and begin the death benefits process, if applicable.

For information about how the death of the retiree/member impacts eligibility for the STRS Ohio Health Care Program, if enrolled, see the Life Events section under Health Care.