Milwaukee County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated June 2012

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

Milwaukee Fire Department

Contact:
Milwaukee Employees’ Retirement System
789 North Water Street 300
Milwaukee WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-3557
Toll-free: (800) 815-8418 (In State)
Fax: (414) 286-8428
Website: www.cmers.com/CMERS.htm
E-mail: Norm@cmers.com

Life Insurance
Fire Department employees receive life insurance benefits through the Milwaukee Employees Retirement System.


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

Milwaukee Fire Department

Contact:
Milwaukee Employees’ Retirement System
789 North Water Street 300
Milwaukee WI 53202
Phone: (414) 286-3557
Toll-free: (800) 815-8418 (In State)
Fax: (414) 286-8428
Website: www.cmers.com/CMERS.htm
Email: Norm@cmers.com

On Duty Death Benefits
Duty death benefits are payable if: you die while in active service with the City, and your death resulted from an accident that occurred at a definite time and place while you were actually performing your job.

Duty death benefits consist of two portions:
1) a return of your accumulated contributions, plus
2) a monthly allowance equal to 60% of your final average salary.
Chapter 36 of the Milwaukee City Charter requires that the ERS distribute your duty death benefit to your spouse. If you have no spouse, the benefit will be distributed to your unmarried children under the age of 21. If you have no spouse or unmarried children under age 21, the benefit will be distributed to a dependent parent.

If you have no spouse, unmarried children under age 21 or dependent parents; your named beneficiary will receive an ordinary death benefit (as described below), rather than the duty death benefit.

For further informaton, view the Member Handbook at:
www.cmers.com/CMERS/10MemberHandbook.pdf


NON-PROFIT OR PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS

Blue Coats Foundation, Inc.
P.O. Box 2035
Milwaukee, WI 53201-2035
Phone: (414) 962-3918
Fax: (414) 298-2719

$2,500 lump sum; $1,500 annually to widow at Christmas; $100 US bonds annually to children at Christmas to 18; up to $2,500 annually for scholarships.
 


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.