Updated December 2013
ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT
City of Bristol
The City of Bristol provides $50,000 for death benefits when a firefighter dies in the line-of-duty.
City of Hartford
The City of Hartford provides a $50,000 active fire life policy.
Department of Human Resources
Hartford City Hall
550 Main St
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 757-9800
The City of Bristol provides 70% of base pay salary to a widow and/or dependents until:
- Either the widow remarries or until death OR;
- Dependents reach the age of 18.
“Service connected cause of death. Where the cause of death arises out of and in the course of the member’s employment as defined in the Workers’ Compensation Act, a qualified surviving spouse shall receive a survivor’s allowance equal to fifty (50) percent of the member’s annual pay at the time of death, payable monthly until the spouse’s death or remarriage. In addition, each qualified dependent child shall receive a survivor’s allowance equal to ten (10) percent of such annual pay if there exists a qualified surviving spouse or a survivor’s allowance equal to fifteen (15) percent of such annual pay if no qualified surviving spouse exists, payable monthly until the child or children attain the age of eighteen (18), unless incapacitated from engaging in gainful employment. The total annual survivor’s allowances for a qualified surviving spouse and surviving dependent child[ren] are limited to a maximum of seventy-five (75) percent of the member’s annual pay. Such survivor’s allowances for the qualified surviving spouse and qualified dependent child[ren] are subject to reduction during their compensable period so that the total annual amount including weekly workers’ compensation payments shall not exceed one hundred (100) percent of the member’s annual pay at the time of death.”
Department of the Treasurer
250 Constitution Plaza
Hartford, CT 06103
Phone: (860) 757-9100
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.