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A unique partnership effort of the U.S. Department of Justice; local, state, tribal, and federal public safety agencies; and national organizations, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Programs provide death and education benefits to survivors of fallen firefighters, law enforcement officers, and other first responders, and disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty. The PSOB Office at the Bureau of Justice Assistance is honored to review the nearly 700 claims submitted each year on behalf of America's fallen and catastrophically disabled public safety heroes and their loved ones. Visit www.psob.gov for details regarding PSOB's death, disability, and educational assistance programs.
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Ohio Benefits - Cuyahoga County
Updated: September 2013
One-time Death Benefit

City of Cleveland
Human Resources Department
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 121
Cleveland OH 44144
Phone: (216) 664-2493
Fax: (216) 664-3489
Website:www.HR-Benefits@cityofcleveland.oh.us

All full-time employees are eligible for life insurance coverage after 90 days. Employees can also purchase additional life insurance for themselves and their family under this benefit.

Parma Fire Department
Contact:
Arleen Dostie, Human Resources
Human Resources and Purchasing
Parma City Hall
6611 Ridge Road
Parma, OH 44129
Phone: (440) 885-8167
Website:cityofparma-oh.gov

A $25,000 city policy is provided at no cost to employees.

Workers' Compensation

City of Cleveland
Office of Risk Management/HR
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 104
Cleveland OH 44114
Phone: (216) 664-2536
Fax: (216) 664-2535
Website:www.city.cleveland.oh.us/CityofCleveland/Home/Government/CityAgencies/Finance/Risk%20Management

Contact the Cleveland Office of Risk Management for any available workers’ compensation benefits.

Retirement/Pension Plan

City of Cleveland
Human Resources Department
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 121
Cleveland OH 44144
Phone: (216) 664-2493
Fax: (216) 664-3489
Website:www.HR-Benefits@cityofcleveland.oh.us

All City employees must become a member of the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System (OPERS). Once you become a member of OPERS, you are required to make contributions to the System through payroll deductions. The current OPERS rate is 10%; however, it will be subject to revision in the future.

Non-Profit or Private Organizations

Bluecoats, Inc. (Cleveland)
621 Hanna Building
1422 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44115
Phone: (216) 861-7788
Fax: (216) 574-6166
Email: BluecoatsRBC@aol.com

Serves residents of Cuyahoga County. Benefits vary, but can include up to $5,000 lump-sum, mortgage assistance and broad-based educational assistance.

Disclaimer: The material contained in the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Survivor Benefits website is not the result of legal research, but rather is based on a scan of public documents. We have made every effort to be accurate and timely, but errors may exist. The material on this website is advisory only and should not be cited as evidence or proof that a benefit exists or that our facts are accurate. Always consult the decedent's fire department for benefits assistance, or a benefits' attorney. If, in the course of your own research, you see errors of fact, or new benefit information, please pass this information along to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.