If a district judge at the time of his or her death had retired and was then receiving a pension under the provisions of NRS 3.090, or if at the time of his or her death the judge had not retired but had performed sufficient service for retirement under the provisions of NRS 3.090, the surviving spouse, if the spouse has attained the age of 60 years, is entitled, until the spouse’s death or remarriage, to receive monthly payments of $2,500 per month.
If a surviving spouse of a judge is not eligible to receive benefits pursuant to subsection 1, the spouse is entitled, until the spouse’s death or remarriage or until he or she becomes eligible to receive those benefits, to receive payments equal in amount to the payment provided in subsection 1 of NRS 286.674 for the spouse of a deceased member of the Public Employees’ Retirement System.
To obtain these benefits, the surviving spouse must make application to the Executive Officer of the Public Employees’ Retirement Fund and furnish such information as may be required pursuant to reasonable regulations adopted for the purpose of carrying out the intent of this section.
Any person receiving a benefit pursuant to the provisions of this section is entitled to receive postretirement increases equal to those provided for persons retired under the Public Employees’ Retirement System.
It is the intent of this section that no special fund be created for the purpose of paying these benefits, and all payments made under the provisions of this section are to be made out of and charged to the Judicial Retirement Fund established pursuant to NRS 1A.160.