As a retiree of Alameda County or other ACERA participating employer, you earned a lifetime pension allowance, also know as a retirement allowance or pension benefit. If you’re a survivor of an ACERA member you may be receiving a continuance (continuing monthly payment) based on the retirement option the member selected.
Retirement Allowance Payable Date
Last Business Day of Each Month
An ACERA member’s beneficiary is the person or persons they designate to receive death benefits from ACERA after their death. A member’s beneficiary can also be called a survivor.
This page is for both members and beneficiaries, with information for members on how to plan for their beneficiaries to receive death benefits, and for beneficiaries/survivors to understand what to do after an ACERA member’s death.