South Dakota
Retirement System
Proudly Serving South Dakota's Public Employees Since 1974


Reporting Death of a Retiree or Beneficiary

Death of a Retiree

Upon the death of a retiree, SDRS should be contacted as soon as possible. SDRS will respond by mail to the beneficiary(ies) on record regarding the account and any benefits payable.

The retiree's month of death is the final month the retiree is entitled to receive SDRS benefits.


Death of a Beneficiary

As a retiree, should your beneficiary predecease you, you can make new beneficiary designations.

Related Link:
SDRS Form E-5