Survivor Benefits

There are different stipulations under Part B and Part E for survivor benefits.  For both parts, you will need to file a claim with your local DOL Resource Center and provide a copy of the death certificate of the eligible employee, marriage/divorce certificates and birth certificates as applicable.

Part B Survivor Eligibility (in order of eligibility):

  • Eligible spouse (married at least one year prior to death)
  • Children- regardless of age
  • Parents
  • Grandchildren
  • Grandparents

Part E Survivor Eligibility (in order of eligibility):

  • Eligible spouse
  • Children who at the time of death of the employee were: under 18, under the age of 23 and a full time continuous student, or any age (if medically incapable of self-support)