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.

You can also report the benefit recipient’s death online using the Death Notification Application. Click here to launch the application.

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.