What if a member has already retired under Option A or B, is there a circumstance in which his/her spouse could elect to receive Option D benefits?

If the member dies within 30 days of retirement, the spouse can elect to receive Option D benefits. The member must be living with his/her spouse at the time of death or if the couple is living apart, it must be for a justifiable cause other than the spouse’s desertion or moral turpitude.