An NJFOP-initiated bill that significantly boosts survivor benefits for children of State Police Officers and police and firefighters who die in the line of duty has been signed into law. SO001460

The legislation, (S2061/A361), increases the percentage of final compensation or adjusted final compensation to 70 percent from 20 percent for a surviving child of a State Police Officer, police officer or firefighter, or for surviving children in equal shares, when there is no surviving spouse or the surviving spouse dies.

We thank all of the legislators who supported law enforcement and firefighters on this important piece of legislation.