The page lists all of the known death benefits for NC firefighters, compiled from information on the USFA and DOI web sites and with the assistance of Walter Gardner of VFIS Insurance.
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|Workers Comp Minimum
|Department must carry Workers Comp|
|Public Safety Officers Benefit||$267,494||Valid 11/26/2003 - Adjusts with inflation|
|NC Death Benefit||$50,000||Includes Heart Attack if within 24 hours of covered activity|
|NC State Firemen's Association||$10,000||Dues must be current|
|NCAR & EMS||$120,000||Dues must be current|
Departmental Insurance: Your department's insurance policy most likely includes a death benefit . This benefit may or may not be linked to a Line of Duty death. Check with your department for details.
Public Safety Officer's Educational Assistance Program (PSOEA): This program, provides an educational assistance allowance to eligible survivors of public safety officers whose deaths or permanent and total disabilities are the direct and proximate result of a traumatic injury sustained in the line of duty. Click here for more details