PERSI is NOT automatically notified of a member’s death. Please call the PERSI Answer Center at 1-800-451-8228 or (208) 334-3365.
Once PERSI is notified of a member’s death, PERSI will review and finalize the member’s account. Correspondence addressed to the surviving spouse, estate representative, and/or to the estate of the member will inform of the process moving forward, what further information PERSI may need, and whether benefits are owed. Additionally, if necessary, that correspondence will give a status of benefit overpayments, which can arise due to the timing of the death in relation to the notification. Benefit overpayments must be returned to PERSI.