What happens to a TRIS when the member dies? The rules and conditions of a TRIS may provide for the TRIS to automatically revert (continue to be paid as a pension) to an eligible beneficiary on the death of the member. If a TRIS is reversionary When the TRIS is reversionary it does not cease when the member dies. It continues to be paid and the entitlement to the payments transfers to the reversionary beneficiary. The TRIS will be in retirement phase once it starts to be paid to the reversionary beneficiary, irrespective of whether the reversionary beneficiary has personally met a condition of release.
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