|Legislation Would Increase Death Benefits for Federal Employees|
Legislation Would Increase Death Benefits for Federal Employees
NTEU-endorsed legislation that would increase death benefits for federal employees killed on the job was introduced in the Senate.
The Honoring Civil Servants Killed in the Line of Duty Act would raise the benefit for families of federal employees who die in the line of duty from $10,000 to $100,000, bringing it more in line with benefits for federal civilian employees killed abroad. It would also raise the payment for funeral expenses to $8,800, up from the $800 that has been in place for 56 years.
“No amount of money can make up for the loss of a loved one, but we commend this bipartisan group of senators who are committed to updating these payments in a way that reflects our nation’s gratitude for public service,” said National President Tony Reardon. Read more