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Death Benefits

Miami-Dade County Death Benefit Resolution No. 81-02 provides for the following death benefit: When a permanent status and career exempt employee dies and it has been determined that his/her survivors are not entitled to County provided job related death benefits, the County will pay to the employee’s beneficiary(ies) the following death benefit amount determined by the employee’s years of continuous County service: 

  • If the employee’s longevity is less than ten(10) years, the beneficiary(ies) shall be eligible for the equivalent of one pay period’s regular salary and $2,000 dollars.
  • If the employee’s longevity is less than twenty (20) years, the beneficiary (ies) shall be eligible for the equivalent of two pay period’s regular salary and $4,000 dollars.
  • If the employee’s longevity is 20 years or more, the beneficiary (ies) shall be eligible for the equivalent of two pay period’s regular salary and $6,000 dollars.
  • The beneficiary (ies) is eligible to continue the medical and dental coverage for either one or two pay periods based on the employee’s longevity. The maximum duration of the continuation of coverage shall be two pay periods.

If you need to update your Beneficiary Designation for this death benefit, contact your Departmental Personnel Representative or the Benefits Administration Unit at 305-375-4288 for the required form, or go to the Benefits web page under forms and click on the County Death Benefit Beneficiary Designation PDF under Beneficiary change forms.

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