Worcester County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated November 2013


Worcester Fire Department

Department of Human Resources
Worcester City Hall, Rm 109 455 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 799-1030
Website: worcesterma.gov/human-resources

Worcester provides a $5,000 Accidental Death & Dismemberment policy on all employees. Click here for additional information.


Worcester Fire Department

Worcester Retirement Board
Worcester City Hall, Rm 103 455 Main St
Worcester, MA 01608
Phone: (508) 799-1062
Website: worcesterma.gov

Worcester Retirement System pays a line of duty death benefit of 100% of pay had they continued employment to the widow. Each time their counterparts in the Fire dept get a raise the widow gets a raise.

(Reference: Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 32. Subsection 100)


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.