21. What effect will the death of a contingent annuitant have on the amount of my retirement benefit?
The death of a contingent annuitant will have no effect on the amount of your retirement benefit. However, if you chose the 10 year or 20 year payment option benefit and your designated contingent annuitant died you may name a new contingent annuitant. Under this circumstance a certified copy of the death certificate for the deceased annuitant as well as a new income payment election form will be required in order to make such a change. In any event, you should notify the Retirement Payroll Unit as soon as it is possible.