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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 North Carolina
A one-time payment of $100,000 shall be awarded to the spouse, dependent children, or parents of a full time, part time, or volunteer firefighters who dies in the line of duty. This benefit is exempt from local and state taxes.

This includes firefighters who die as the direct and proximate result of a myocardial infarction suffered while on duty or within 24 hours after participating in a training exercise or responding to an emergency situation, or as a direct and proximate result of any of the following cancers that are occupationally related to firefighting: mesothelioma, testicular cancer, intestinal cancer, and esophageal cancer.

Note that this payment was increased from $50,000 in June of 2018 by the state legislature for deaths occurring on or after 1 April 2017.

North Carolina Industrial Commission
430 N. Salisbury Street
Raleigh, NC 27603
Phone: 919-807-2501

(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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