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Survivor Assistance

Members of ISUAA, or their survivors, may seek the assistance of the ISUAA Survivor Advocacy Team, a group of volunteers trained by SURS. Contact Barb Dallinger at or call (309) 830-0611. Survivors who are not members of ISUAA may become members by sending in the membership application form found elsewhere on this website.

This document was prepared by the ISU Annuitants Association (ISUAA) to provide information for members of the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) and their survivors. It does not constitute legal, tax or professional advice.

Documents and Definitions

  • Documents

    The following documents should be on file with SURS for all annuitants today:

    • Updated beneficiary form, along with current address of all beneficiaries
    • Annuitants birth certificate
    • Survivors birth certificate
    • Marriage certificate or divorce papers
  • Definitions

    • Annuitant – Any person receiving a SURS annuity (pension)
    • Survivor – Spouse or dependent
    • Dependent – A spouse or minor child, college student under age 22, or disabled child or parent
    • Beneficiary – Anyone named by the annuitant to receive death benefits