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NCJ Number: 134927 Find in a Library
Title: Public Safety Officers' Benefit Act
Corporate Author: Bureau of Justice Assistance
US Dept of Justice
Office of Justice Programs
United States of America
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 3
Sponsoring Agency: Bureau of Justice Assistance
Washington, DC 20531
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Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This fact sheet identifies the benefits of the Public Safety Officer's Benefits (PSOB) Act, the effective dates of the legislation, the eligible public safety officers and survivors, limitations and exclusions and also provides information on reduction of benefits, interim payment, tax exemption, attorney fees, and the procedure for filing a claim.
Abstract: A $100,000 benefit is authorized under the PSOB Act to the eligible survivors of a public safety officer whose death is the direct and proximate result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty. Additionally, the same benefit is provided to a public safety officer who has been permanently and totally disabled due to a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line of duty. The Act requires that the injury permanently prevents the officer from performing any gainful work. For a benefit to be paid, a public safety officer must be survived by an eligible survivor. Claims may be filed directly with the Department of Justice or through the public safety agency, organization, or unit in which the public safety officer served.
Main Term(s): Fringe benefits; Public Safety Officers Benefit Act
Index Term(s): Firefighters; Legislation; Police compensation; Police deaths
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