Survivor benefits

What is Survivor benefits?

Survivor benefits meaning in Labor terms is A series of payments to the dependents of deceased employees. Survivor benefits come in two types: First, the “transition” type pays the named beneficiary a monthly amount for a short period (usually 24 months). Transition benefits may then be followed by “bridge benefits,” which are a series of payments that last until a specific date, usually the surviving spouse’s 62nd birthday.


reference: Glossary: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics – United States Department of Labor