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Retirement > MERS > Retiree > Notification of a Death

39. Should the retirement benefit payment issued at the end of the month of my death be returned to CMERS?

When someone dies, CMERS pays that member through the date of death only. The member’s estate must reimburse CMERS for the portion of the check that represents the time after the date of death. The executor or administrator of the estate can either send CMERS the check back and CMERS will return a partial payment or they can simply return the overpayment.