22. Can the Retirement Payroll Unit continue to collect repayment of an overpayment from my benefit check once I am deceased?
Yes. The obligation to make repayment does not die with the member. If the member chose a straight life annuity, a claim is filed against the estate to recoup the remaining amount of overpayment. If the member chose a payment option that has a contingent annuitant or spouse, the repayment continues to be taken from that monthly benefit.