Public Safety Officers" Benefits Program

To provide death benefits to the eligible survivors of Federal, State or local public safety officers whose deaths are the direct and proximate result of a personal (traumatic) injury sustained in the line of duty.

Effective November 29, 1990, the Act also provides the same benefit to a public
safety officer who has been permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic personal injury sustained in the line of duty.

The injury must permanently prevent the officer from performing any gainful work.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.