Paulding County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated July 2013

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

Contact:
Paulding County Government
Human Resources
240 Constitution Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132-4614
Phone: (770) 443-7521
Fax: (770) 443-7558
Website: www.paulding.gov

Life Insurance
The county provides a life insurance beneift to the survivors of a full-time, career firefighter killed in the line-of-duty and employeed by the county. The benefit amount is 1x the annual salary.

Accident Death & Dismemberment
The county provides accidental death & dismemberment beneift to the survivors of a full-time, career firefighter killed in the line-of-duty and employed by the county. The benefit amount is 1x the annual salary.


RETIREMENT/PENSION PLAN

Contact:
Paulding County Government
Human Resources
240 Constitution Blvd.
Dallas, GA 30132-4614
Phone: (770) 443-7521
Fax: (770) 443-7558
Website: www.paulding.gov

Defined Benefit Plan Death Benefit
The county provides a benefit plan to the survivors of a full-time, career firefighter killed in the line-of-duty and employed by the county. The benefit is available to active employees who are fully vested with 5 or more years of service. The benefit amount varies based on the years of service and salary level with a cap of $50,000.


ADVALOREM TAX EXEMPTION

Contact:
Paulding County Tax Commissioner
Property Tax Office
240 Constitution Blvd, Rm. 3006
Dallas, GA 30132
Phone: (770) 443-7581
Fax: (770) 443-7588
E-mail: bwatson@paulding.gov
Website: www.paulding.gov/index.aspx?nid=208

In addition to the homestead tax exemptions provided by the state (see the GA state page), Paulding County provides an exemption from all advalorem taxes associated with the property occupied by the surviving spouse of a fallen peace officer or firefighter. The property has to be the principal residence.

Claims should be made directly to the local county tax commissioner’s office.

 


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.