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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 Kentucky
Pursuant to KRS 61.315 a firefighter who has lost their life as a direct result of an act in the line of duty shall receive a lump-sum payment of eighty thousand dollars ($80,000) if there are no surviving children, which sum shall be paid by the State Treasurer from the general expenditure fund of the State Treasury. If there are surviving children and a surviving spouse, the payment shall be apportioned equally among the surviving children and the spouse. If there is no surviving spouse, the payment shall be made to the surviving children, eighteen (18) or more years of age. For surviving children less than eighteen (18) years of age, the State Treasurer shall pay thirty-five thousand dollars ($35,000) to the surviving children and hold forty-five thousand dollars ($45,000) in trust divided into equal accounts at appropriate interest rates for each surviving child until the child reaches the age of eighteen (18) years. If no surviving spouse or children, payment shall be made to parents of the deceased.

Kentucky Fire Commission
118 James Court
Lexington, KY 40505
Phone: (800)-782-6823

(Reference: KY Code 61.315)
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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