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Rs 11:604 Survivor's Benefit For Members Killed In The Line Of Duty

§604. Survivor's benefit for members killed in the line of duty

A. If a member's death occurs in the line of duty or is a direct result of an injury sustained while in the line of duty, then survivor benefits shall be payable to qualified survivors as provided for in this Section, except that a survivor shall be eligible for benefits under this Section without regard to the amount of time that the surviving spouse was married to the deceased officer and without regard to the amount of time that the deceased officer was a member of this system. This benefit is only payable if the injury or injuries were sustained while on active duty status.

B. When there is a surviving minor, handicapped, or mentally incapacitated child or children, the amount of the total benefit shall equal:

(1) Seventy-five percent of the member's average compensation if the member had twenty-five or more years of service credit.

(2) Sixty percent of the member's average compensation if the member had less than twenty-five years of service credit.

C. When there is a surviving spouse and no surviving child or children, the total benefit shall equal:

(1) Seventy-five percent of the member's average compensation if the member had twenty-five or more years of service credit.

(2) Sixty percent of the member's average compensation if the member had less than twenty-five years of service credit.

D. If there is a surviving spouse and a surviving child or children, one-third of the benefit shall be designated to the spouse and two-thirds shall be designated to the minor, handicapped, or mentally incapacitated child or children.

E. The surviving spouse or children of any member whose death occurs other than in the performance of his duties shall have the same pension rights as provided for survivors of members of the primary component.

Acts 2001, No. 746, §1, eff. Dec. 31, 2001.

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John Bel Edwards
John Bel Edwards
January 11, 2016 -
Democratic
1-225-342-4404
900 North 3rd Street, Baton Rouge, LA, 70802

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