ABSTRACT

Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program: Bureau of Justice Assistance in Compliance with Offset and Reporting Requirements for 9/11-Related Claims   [open pdf - 274KB]

From the Document: "Public safety officers--law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical technicians, among others--who die or become totally and permanently disabled after a line-of-duty injury are eligible for benefits from the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) program. The PSOB program provides a one-time, lump-sum payment to eligible public safety officers or their surviving family members. The lump-sum payment amount for a disability or death occurring during fiscal year 2021 was $370,376. Since fiscal year 2013, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), which administers the PSOB program, approved more than 2,300 death and disability claims and provided over $570 million to eligible officers and their families."

Report Number:
GAO-21-553R
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Date:
2021-08-24
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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