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 $5,000. 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. Burial benefits awarded pursuant to this section
are not subject to division or payable to an alternate payee by any
Qualified Domestic Relations Order.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2015 Regular Session
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