§7-14D-21. Burial benefit.
Any member who dies as a result of any service related illness
or injury after the effective date is entitled to a lump sum burial
benefit of five thousand dollars. If the member is married, the
burial benefit shall be paid to the member's spouse. If the member
is not married, the burial benefit shall be paid to the member's
estate for the purposes of paying burial expenses, settling the
member's final affairs, or both. Any unspent balance shall be
distributed as a part of the member's estate.