New Haven County Survivor Benefits

Survivor Benefits
Updated November 2013

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

City of New Haven

The City of New Haven provides a $15,000 policy at no cost to the employee.

Contact:
City of New Haven
Department of Human Resources
200 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 946-8252
E-mail: Manager of Human Resources and Benefits
Website: www.cityofnewhaven.com

City of Meriden

The City of Meriden provides a 1x employees salary life insurance policy per the Meriden Firefighters Contract.

Contact:
City of Meriden
Department of Personnel
Meriden City Hall
142 E. Main St
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 630-4037
Website: www.cityofmeriden.org


FUNERAL BENEFIT

The City of Meriden agrees to cover costs up to one year’s salary of all funeral expenses outside normal funeral costs (funeral home, casket, grave stone, etc) per the Meriden Firefighters Contract.

Contact:
Department of Personnel
Meriden City Hall
142 E. Main St
Meriden, CT 06450
Phone: (203) 630-4037
Website: www.cityofmeriden.org


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

“Special benefits for service connected deaths (equal to 100% of final salary less Workers’ Compensation payments) are payable out of the Pension Fund (subject to maximum pension benefit).”

Contact:
City of New Haven
Department of Finance
Mike O’Neil, Controller
200 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 946-8300
Website: www.cityofnewhaven.com

Service Related Death Benefit – “Effective March 18, 2003, when an active Member dies before his twenty-fifth employment anniversary date, and whose death was the result of a service related injury, illness or infirmity, the Member’s surviving spouse shall receive until such twenty-fifth anniversary date, or until her death or remarriage, whichever comes sooner, the full pension to which the Member was entitled to if he had retired at such time. If such spouse has not remarried prior to the Member’s twenty-fifth employment anniversary date, her pension shall be reduced to one-half of such full pension and shall continue thereafter until her death or remarriage whichever comes sooner”, per the Meriden Firefighters Contract.

Contact:
City of New Haven
Department of Finance
Mike O’Neil, Controller
200 Orange St
New Haven, CT 06510
Phone: (203) 946-8300
Website: www.cityofnewhaven.com

 


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.