Except as otherwise provided in subsection 3, if a deceased member of the Judicial Retirement Plan had 2 years of creditable service in the 2 1/2 years immediately preceding the member’s death, or if the employee had 10 or more years of creditable service, certain of his or her dependents are eligible for payments as provided in NRS 1A.530 to 1A.670, inclusive. If the death of the member resulted from a mental or physical condition which required the member to leave his or her position as a justice of the Supreme Court, judge of the Court of Appeals, district judge, justice of the peace or municipal judge or go on leave without pay, eligibility pursuant to the provisions of this section extends for 18 months after the member’s termination or commencement of leave without pay.
If the death of a member of the Judicial Retirement Plan occurs while the member is on leave of absence for further training and if the member met the requirements of subsection 1 at the time his or her leave began, certain of the member’s dependents are eligible for payments as provided in subsection 1.
If the death of a member of the Judicial Retirement Plan is caused by an occupational disease or an accident or motor vehicle crash arising out of and in the course of the member’s employment, no prior creditable service is required to make the member’s dependents eligible for payments pursuant to NRS 1A.530 to 1A.670, inclusive, except that this subsection does not apply to an accident or motor vehicle crash occurring while the member is traveling between the member’s home and his or her principal place of employment.
As used in this section, “dependent” includes a survivor beneficiary designated pursuant to NRS 1A.620.