Newport County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated October 2013

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

Newport Fire Department

Contact:
City of Newport Human Resources Office
City Hall – 2nd Floor
43 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5444
Website: cityofnewport.com

The city of Newport pays a $100,000 policy effective upon swearing in. Click here for additional information.


RETIREMENT/PENSION BENEFIT

Warwick Fire Department

Contact:
City of Newport Human Resources Office
City Hall – 2nd Floor
43 Broadway
Newport, RI 02840
Phone: (401) 845-5444
Website: cityofnewport.com

  1. Persons With Twenty-Five Years of Service. If a permanent member of the fire division, while on active duty, or a member now retired on the inactive pension roll, or any member now on active duty who subsequently retires, having served twenty-five (25) years of active duty with the division, dies leaving a widow or widower surviving him or her, then his or her widow or widower shall receive as a survivor’s benefit two-thirds of the amount of the pension such member was receiving or should have received were he or she retired at the time of his or her death based on his or her rank at the time of his or her death.
  2. Persons With Less Than Twenty-Five Years of Service. If a permanent member of the division, either on the active or retired roll at the time of his or her death, has not served twenty-five (25) years with the division and dies leaving a widow or widower, his widow or widower shall receive as a survivor’s benefit two-thirds of an amount computed by prorating the length of active service of the deceased member with the prerequisite of twenty-five (25) years for a full pension, based on his or her rank at the time of his or her death, or one-third of the amount the deceased member was receiving at the time of his or her death under the provisions of Section 7-1(2) of Chapter 110 of the Public Laws of Rhode Island, 1957, as amended, whichever is greater.
  3. Survivor’s Benefit-Dependent Children. If a member dies without leaving a widow or widower but with a dependent child or children surviving him or her, or if he or she dies leaving a widow or widower and the widow or widower subsequently dies, or if he or she leaves a widow or widower and the widow or widower remarries, such child or children shall receive in the aggregate each year the amount the widow or widower would have received had he or she survived or not remarried. If there is more than one child, then the survivor’s benefit shall be reduced proportionately as each child reaches the age of eighteen (18) years.

For more information, see 3.52.030. Survivor’s benefits-Effect of certain elections.
 


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