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​Law Enforcement Officer Benefits

Retirement Application Process

Once you decide to retire and meet the eligibility requirements for monthly benefits, there are certain steps that must be taken to begin the retirement process. Please refer to the "Applying for and Receiving Monthly Benefits" in your retirement handbook


Other Death Benefits

When you retire, you will have an opportunity to elect coverage under the optional $10,000 Contributory Death Benefit for Retired Members. Your election must be made within 60 days of the effective date of your retirement. Information about the cost and coverage provisions will be sent to you shortly after the Retirement System receives your retirement application.

You may also be entitled to additional benefits such as:

  • a line-of-duty death benefit of $50,000 which is administered jointly by the North Carolina Industrial Commission and the State Treasurer; or
  • a line-of-duty death benefit of $333,604 from the federal Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program, Bureau of Justice Assistance, United States Department of Justice.

Additional information is available from your employer or one of the above agencies.​