Certificate of Benefits for Surviving Spouses
When you begin receiving your surviving spouse pension, you will receive a new Certificate of Benefits from IMRF. This green and white document is mailed separately and contains your specific surviving spouse pension information. You should keep it with your other important papers.
Your Certificate of Benefits includes the:
- Amount of your monthly pension
- Effective date of your pension
- Amount of your annual increase
- Explanation of how your pension will be taxed