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Family Benefits

Cook County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated November 2014


(For Chicago only)

All questions regarding specific benefits accruing to survivors of Chicago Fire Department members should be addressed to Elizabeth J. Crowe.

Elizabeth J. Crowe, LCSW
Coordinator of Human Relations
Chicago Fire Department
Phone: (312) 746-6977


100 Club of Chicago
875 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1351
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312) 265-0920

Covers all federal, state, county, city or village firefighters in the County of Cook. Provides an initial check of $15,000 for immediate needs. After 10 days, conducts complete review of family’s finances. Club will provide up to $50,000 in financial assistance. Additional educational assistance to spouse and children. Covers trade or vocational school, college, university, and graduate school for those who are full-time students and maintain a C average. Covers in- and out-of-state schools.


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.