- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 39. Public Officers and Employees
- Chapter 35. Public Employees' Retirement System of Alaska
- Section 440. Death After Occupational Disability.
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AS 39.35.440. Death After Occupational Disability.
- (a) [Repealed, Sec. 19 ch 123 SLA 1976].
- (b) Upon the death of a disabled employee who is receiving or is entitled to receive an occupational disability benefit,
the administrator shall pay the surviving spouse a surviving spouse's pension, equal to 40 percent of the employee's
monthly compensation at the termination of employment because of occupational disability. If there is no surviving
spouse, the administrator shall pay the survivor's pension in equal parts to the dependent children of the employee.
On the date the normal retirement of the employee would have occurred if the employee had lived, the administrator
shall adjust the monthly payments to equal the monthly amount of the normal retirement benefit to which the employee,
had the employee lived and continued employment until the employee's normal retirement date, would have been entitled
with an average monthly compensation as existed at death and the credited service to which the employee would have been
entitled. If the death of an employee occurs from occupational causes but no surviving spouse or dependent children
exist at the time of the death, or if the employee designates as beneficiary under AS 39.35.490
someone other than the surviving spouse or dependent children, the administrator shall pay the employee's designated
beneficiary those benefits available to a beneficiary under AS 39.35.420
(c) and may not pay an occupational death benefit to the surviving spouse or dependent children.
- (c) The first payment of the surviving spouse's pension or of a dependent child's pension shall accrue from the first day
of the month following the employee's death and is payable the last day of the month. The last payment shall be made
for the last month in which there is an eligible surviving spouse or child.
- (d) [Repealed, Sec. 55 ch 128 SLA 1977].
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