Survivors of Deceased Delta Pilot Page
What do I have (or don’t have) page for survivors?
Okay, things have changed and will continue too, you can bet on that. Now, (as related to the survivor benefits from our former DAL job) bottom line, what do I have?
This is a comprehensive page (yet dated - for more current checklists view Delta checklist and ALPA checklist below)
for the survivors of a former Delta Pilot
Contact Short List (for sharing a death notice or for questions):
Below is a "short" list of those that would be good to contact about a death notice:
(Please note that when the PCN gets a notice we also attempt to forward to these important addresses).
Email notice to PCN (Pilot Communication Net) for purpose of informing fellow pilots:
Who to call >>>>>>>>>
Employee Service Center:
Call Delta ESC 1-800-MYDELTA (1-800-693-3582)
Pilots Disability & Survivor Trust
ALPA (the pilot's union):
Delta Intranet Home Page:
D & S Plan & Trust
When pilot dies the survivor is entitled to approx 35% of Final Avg Earnings
DDPSA page containing the D&S Plan and ammendments
Survivor Benefits from D & S Trust - Gost & George 5/1/08
Gost Produces and Updates a "Benefit Calculation Spreadsheet" This can be found on a green button on the home page
Additional Survivor Benefit Info that may be helpful though some is a bit dated:
A before death worksheet for the sake of survivors when a retiree dies:
A survivor worksheet and benefit summary is contained within the ALPA produced R & I Handbook:
Distributed “claim” for Non-Qualified (1 time claim distributed-once and done!)
Continued “qualified” benefits (or Defined benefit pension) now paid by PBGC
Survivor Benefits: (Review your life insurance needs while keeping the following in mind)
Delta Pilots Disability & Survivor Plan Trust Fund (YES, please click here)
DPMA? (None. Any and all benefits terminate upon your retirement)
Delta paid life insurance? (Retired pilot is covered by $10,000 policy).
Your Independent life insurance
Check Group plans, like DECU through CUNA at least $1000
Any other association membership like EAA, AOPA may have a small group min policy.
Social Security Administration has a small lump sum for death.
ALPA insurance or any other benefit – None
Official web sites for my access as a retiree:
Delta Pilot DDPSA Delta Disabled Pilots & Survivor Association PBGC PBGC at 1-800-400-7242 (Monthly Benefits STOP for most survivors, but D&S Trust begins) Delta ExtraNet (Retiree limited access to Travel Net, ESS, Flight Ops and more) DALRC (Delta Air Lines Retirement Committee) Pilot 1114 Committee seldom updated
Helpful web sites for Delta Pilot Retirees:
PCN Pilot Communicaton Net
Email rings signup:
Pilot Communication Net - rights reserved.
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