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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 Florida
Volunteer and full-time firefighters: There are three levels of benefits based upon the circumstances leading to the death.

The sum of $50,000 shall be paid as provided when a firefighter, while engaged in the performance of his or her firefighter duties, is accidentally killed or receives accidental bodily injury which subsequently results in the loss of the firefighter’s life, provided that such killing is not the result of suicide and that such bodily injury is not intentionally self-inflicted. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in no case shall the amount payable under this subsection be less than the actual amount stated therein. The sum of $50,000 shall be paid as provided if a firefighter is accidentally killed as specified previously, and the accidental death occurs as a result of the firefighter’s response to what is reasonably believed to be an emergency involving the protection of life or property or the firefighter’s participation in a training exercise. This sum is in addition to any sum provided initially. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount payable under this subsection may not be less than the actual amount stated therein. If a firefighter, while engaged in the performance of his or her firefighter duties, is unlawfully and intentionally killed, is injured by an unlawful and intentional act of another person and dies as a result of such injury, dies as a result of a fire which has been determined to have been caused by an act of arson, or subsequently dies as a result of injuries sustained therefrom, the sum of $150,000, shall be paid as provided. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the amount payable under this subsection may not be less than the actual amount stated.

Any payments made shall consist of the statutory amount (listed above) adjusted to show price level changes in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers published by the United States Department of Labor since July 1, 2002. The Division of State Fire Marshal, using the most recent month for which Consumer Price Index data is available, shall, on June 15 of each year, calculate and publish on the division’s Internet website the amount resulting from the adjustments to the statutory amounts. The adjusted statutory amounts shall be effective on July 1 of each year. In order In order for the firefighter, spouse, and dependent children to be eligible for continuous insurance coverage, the injury must have occurred as the result of the firefighter’s response to what is reasonably believed to be an emergency involving the protection of life or property, or an unlawful act perpetrated by another. Except as otherwise provided herein, nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to limit health insurance coverage for which the firefighter, spouse, or dependent children may otherwise be eligible, except that a person who qualifies for benefits under this section shall not be eligible for the health insurance subsidy provided under chapter 121, chapter 175, or chapter 18. In 2017, legislation failed to provide presumptive cancers covered as a line-of-duty death. The Bill was reintroduced again in 2018 and did not pass.

These benefits are paid in addition to any worker’s compensation or pension benefits.

Contact:
Assistant Director
Florida State Fire Marshal
Department of Financial Services
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0340
Phone: (850)-413-3600
Website: www.myfloridacfo.com/division/sfm/


(Reference: Florida Statutes (2018) 112.191)
For Additional Benefits   Visit These Sites

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