Guam Survivor Benefits

Updated November 2018

Questions regarding LODD benefits associated with the Guam Fire Service may be directed to the Guam Fire Chief.

Contact:

Office of the Fire Chief
Joey San Nicolas, Fire Chief
Phone: (671) 642-3321
E-mail: joey.sannicolas@guam.gov


ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

The Guam Retirement Fund provides a $1,000 one-time death benefit in addition to on-monthly payments.

Contact:

Government of Guam Retirement Fund
“Fondon Ritirao”
424 Route 8
Maite, Guam 96910
Phone: (671) 475-8900 or (671) 475-8901
Fax: (671) 475-8922
Website: www.ggrf.com


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Contact the Worker’s Compensation Commission for more information.

Contact:

Department of Labor, Government of Guam
Director’s Office
414 West Soledad Avenue
Suite 400 (4th Floor), GCIC Building
Hagatna, GU 96910
Phone: (671) 475-7044/36
Fax: (671) 475-6811
Website: dol.guam.gov


FUNERAL BENEFIT

Unknown.


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

Under the Defined Benefit Plan, the LODD benefits include:

Upon death of a non-vested active member or inactive member with less than 20 years of total service, a refund of contributions and interest will be made. If the member is an active employee on the date of death, a $1,000 lump sum death benefit will also be paid. All retirees, active employees, with 3 years or more of service and inactive members with 30 or more years of service are vested for purposes of determining survivor benefits.

Also, a member who dies in the line of duty shall be deemed vested, even if service is less than 3 years. If no spouse or minor children survive the vested member, a refund will be made to his/her beneficiary or estate. If married, the benefits are automatic to the spouse and/r minor children.

These include:

  1. A $1,000 lump sum death benefit, except to survivors of an inactive member.
  2. A life annuity of 60% of the earned benefit of the member or retiree is payable to a spouse; provided that remarriage occurs at age 40 or over; and
  3. A stipend of $2,880 per year for up to 5 unmarried minor children up to age 18, 24 if a full-time student in an accredited institution, or any age if disabled while still a minor. A maximum of $14,400 in children’s benefits is payable per family on account of a member/ retiree.

Under the Defined Contribution plan, the following benefits apply:

Upon death of an active member with 5 years of employment or more, a lump sum of $40,000 death benefit will be paid to the beneficiary designated on file. If there is no beneficiary designated on file, the benefits will be paid in equal shares to the first surviving class of the classes below:

  • Spouse of the Member
  • Lawful living children of the Member
  • Father and Mother of the Member
  • Brothers and Sisters of the Member
  • Administrator of the Estate of the Member

Contact:

Government of Guam Retirement Fund
“Fondon Ritirao”
424 Route 8
Maite, Guam 96910
Phone: (671) 475-8900 or (671) 475-8901
Fax: (671) 475-8922
Website: www.ggrf.com


EDUCATION BENEFIT – CHILDREN

Unknown.


EDUCATION BENEFIT – SPOUSE

Unknown.


SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION

Contact the Social Security Administration office for more information.

Contact:

Dededo Social Security Disability
655 Harmon Loop Road
Suite 300
Dededo, GU 96929
Phone: (800) 772-1213


Disclaimer: The material contained in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Survivor Benefits website is not the result of legal research, but rather is based on a scan of public documents. We have made every effort to be accurate and timely, but errors may exist. The material on this website is advisory only and should not be cited as evidence or proof that a benefit exists or that our facts are accurate. Always consult the decedent’s fire department for benefits assistance, or a benefits’ attorney. If, in the course of your own research, you see errors of fact, or new benefit information, please pass this information along to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.