To help cover the average funeral cost of $7,775, CalSTRS pays
survivors $6,163 when a retired teacher dies.
But when a retired classified employee member of CalPERS dies,
beneficiaries are paid only $2,000. To close that gap, CFT
sponsored AB 2606, carried by Assemblyman Tony Mendoza,
D-Norwalk, calling for an increase in the classified death
benefit to $6,000 over four years.