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Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB)

A unique effort of the U.S. Department of Justice; local, state, tribal, and federal public safety agencies; and national organizations, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Program provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.

The BJA PSOB Office is honored to review the more than 1000 claims submitted each year on behalf of America's fallen and catastrophically disabled public safety heroes and their loved ones.

for more information or to submit a PSOB claim, click HERE to visit their website

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ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT   from the State of Minnesota
A one-time payment of $166,664.80 will be given to the spouse, dependent children, or dependent parents of any career or volunteer firefighter based on the following:

If there is no dependent child, to the spouse.

If there is no spouse, to the dependent child or children in equal shares.

If there are both a spouse and one or more dependent children, one-half to the spouse and one-half to the child or children, in equal shares.

If there is no surviving spouse or dependent child or children, to the parent or parents dependent for support on the decedent, in equal shares.

If there is no surviving spouse, dependent child, or dependent parent, the payment will be made to the firefighterís estate. The value of this payment is adjusted yearly with regards to the change in the Consumer Price Index. The payment amount listed above is for the period of October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019. Please check with the commissionerís office for figures for LODDs that fall outside this period.

Commissionerís Office
Minnesota Department of Public Safety
445 Minnesota Street
Saint Paul, MN 55101-5155
Phone: (651)-201-7160

(Reference: N.C.G.S. Sections 143-166.2, 143-166.3, 143-166.6)
For Additional Benefits   Visit These Sites

The National Fallen Firefighters Foundation  click  HERE
The Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB)  click  HERE
(this is the Federal Death Benefit)
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