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Surviving Disabled Children Benefits

In recognition of the special needs of disabled children, the Clergy Pension Plan provides lifetime benefits for eligible surviving children who are permanently disabled. The benefit is paid to your surviving disabled children upon your death, whether it is before or after retirement.

  • Your child must be permanently disabled prior to age 25
  • The disability can be either physical or mental
  • The disability must be attested to by the child's physician and agreed to by the CPF Medical Board.

The benefit paid to surviving disabled children will be paid for life.

If your eligible child is an orphan, the benefit is doubled. In addition, a Christmas benefit (13th check) may be paid to children receiving a survivor’s benefit. The Christmas benefit is generally equal to their monthly benefit.

The amount of the benefit may be adjusted based on your Credited Service (CS) earned at the time of your death or, if you are retired at the time of your death.

If your dependent child becomes disabled, notify Client Services as soon as possible.

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Will the Clergy Pension Plan changes impact me?

  • These revisions will not change your monthly pension check if you are already retired or if you retire before January 1, 2018.
  • Benefits to your survivors may also be affected, but without reducing the overall value of their benefits. 
  • Are you planning on getting married? The Marriage After Retirement option will be eliminated effective January 1, 2018.

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