Payments to spouse if deceased member was eligible to retire.
Except as limited by subsection 2, the spouse of a deceased member who was fully eligible to retire, both as to service and age, is entitled to receive a monthly allowance equivalent to that provided by option 2 in NRS 286.590. This section does not apply to the spouse of a member who was eligible to retire only under subsection 6 of NRS 286.510. For the purposes of applying the provisions of option 2, the deceased member shall be deemed to have retired on the date of the member’s death immediately after having named the spouse as beneficiary under option 2. The benefits provided by this section must be paid to the spouse for the remainder of the spouse’s life. The spouse may elect to receive the benefits provided by any one of the following only: