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Report a Death?

We would appreciate you calling TMRS at 1-800-924-8677 as soon as possible to report the death of any TMRS member, retiree, beneficiary payee or alternate payee.

When you contact TMRS about a deceased person, we will request the following information:

  • Name of deceased person
  • Social Security number
  • Date of death
  • Family contact information (name/relationship/address/phone number)
  • Marital status

TMRS will accept information regarding the deceased person; however, no account information can be released until the account information is thoroughly reviewed.

Once we receive notification of a death, we review the beneficiary designations and benefit options of the deceased person (if applicable). We will contact the beneficiary by letter usually within 1 to 2 weeks of receiving notification of a death. We will advise the beneficiary of any benefits payable and include all the necessary death benefits applications. If no further payments are due, we will notify the family in writing.

Don’t Double Up

If you fax a form, do not mail a separate copy. We only need one copy of each form, either faxed or mailed.