Survivors of police and the first responders who die of COVID-19 at work are entitled to death benefits under legislation signed into law on Friday by President Donald Trump.
S.B. 3607, sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa and Sen. Cory Booker, DN.J., creates a general presumption that a general security officer who dies or becomes permanently deactivated from COVID-19 or related complications suffered a personal injury in the customs line.
The bill unanimously approved the Senate in May and passed the House of Representatives in July.
The bill, entitled "Protection of America & # 39 ;s First Responders Act," extends the benefits under the Federal Security Officer Program to those disabled first responders or their survivors. The benefits program, which is administered by the US Department of Justice, provides death benefits to survivors of police officers and first responders who die in the service as a result of a work-related incident.
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