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Death benefits for correction officers employed by Westchester county
Retirement & Social Security (RSS) CHAPTER 51-A, ARTICLE 15
* § 606-c. Death benefits for correction officers employed by
Westchester county. a. As used in this section, the term "correction
officer" shall mean a person employed by the Westchester county
correction department with a title of correction officer, correction
officer-sergeant, correction officer-captain, assistant warden,
associate warden or warden.

b. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, where a
correction officer would have been entitled to a service retirement
benefit at the time of his or her death and where his or her death
occurs on or after the effective date of the chapter of the laws of two
thousand twenty-three that added this section, the beneficiary or
beneficiaries may elect to receive, in a lump sum, an amount payable
which shall be equal to the pension reserve that would have been
established had the member retired on the date of his or her death, or
the value of the death benefit and the
reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay, if any, whichever is greater.

* NB There are 2 § 606-c's