Puerto Rico Survivor Benefits

Updated November 2018

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

Specific benefit is unknown. Contact the fire department benefits office to assist survivors on this matter.


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION (FONDO DEL SEGURO DEL ESTADO)

Workers’ Compensation coverage is compulsory for employers in Puerto Rico. Benefit is 50% of the employee’s wage for a spouse or 85% of the employee’s wage for a spouse with child(ren), with a minimum weekly benefit of $75 and a maximum weekly benefit of $160 (benefits are paid monthly, however, not weekly).

Contact:

Puerto Rico Industrial Commission
Workers’ Compensation

P.O. Box 364466
San Juan, PR 00924
Phone: (787) 781-0545
Website: http://www.agencias.pr.gov/agencias/cipr/Pages/default.aspx


FUNERAL AND OTHER EXPENSES

Workers Association of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico may pay a benefit. Contact directly.

Contact:

Asociacion de Empleados Del Ela (AEELA)
463 Parada
35 ½ Ave.
Ponce de León
Hato Rey, PR 00917
Phone: 1-787-641-4008 (Information Line)
Website: www.aeela.com


RETIREMENT

Contact the Puerto Rico Retirement Administration for specific benefits.

Contact:

Administración de Sistemas de Retiro
PO Box 42003
San Juan, PR 00940-2203
Phone: (787)777-1500
Phone: (787) 754-4545
Website: www.retiro.pr.gov


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.