What benefits are payable to a member’s spouse in these situations?

The member’s spouse would receive the Option C allowance the member would have received if he/she had retired on the date of his/her death. If the member was under age 55 on the date of death, the allowance would still be calculated as if the member had attained age 55. If the member was age 55 or older, the allowance would be calculated using the member’s actual age on the date of death.