King County Survivor Benefits

Survivor BenefitsUpdated April 2012

ONE-TIME DEATH BENEFIT

Seattle Fire Department Relief Association

Contact:
517 2nd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 285-7651
E-mail: sfdrelief@mindspring.com
Website: home.mindspring.com/~sfdrelief/id2.html

This benefit is provided for members only. The death of an active member while off-duty provides a $15,000 death benefit. The death of an active member while on-duty provides a $10,000 death benefit.


WORKERS’ COMPENSATION

Seattle Fire Department Relief Association

Contact:
517 2nd Avenue West
Seattle, WA 98119
Phone: (206) 285-7651
E-mail: beverley.anderson@kingcounty.gov
Website: directory.kingcounty.gov/ServiceDetail.asp?ServiceID=6448

Upon the death of an employee due to a work-related injury or occupational disease, death benefits are provided to surviving spouses, state-registered domestic partners, and dependent children.


EDUCATION BENEFITS: CHILDREN

King County Police Officers Guild

Contact:
Attention: Scholarship Committee
5701 6th Avenue South, Suite 491-B
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 957-0934
Fax: (206) 957-0937
Website: www.kcpog.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Scholarship20Program

The objective of the King County Police Officers Guild scholarship program is to recognize Excellence in Academic Achievement and Community Service. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Current member of the King County Police Officers Guild, spouse or dependent child of KCPOG member.
  • A graduating high school senior in the year of application or current college student.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Applicant must provide verification of acceptance or enrollment to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  • KCPOG will not award a scholarship in consecutive years to the same applicant.

Applications, transcripts, and all other applicable documents must be received in the Guild office NO LATER THAN APRIL 30. Applications received late, incomplete or not in accordance with the guidelines will be deemed ineligible. Scholarship recipients will be notified by or before June 1.


EDUCATION BENEFITS: SPOUSE

King County Police Officers Guild

Contact:
Attention: Scholarship Committee
5701 6th Avenue South, Suite 491-B
Seattle, WA 98108
Phone: (206) 957-0934
Fax: (206) 957-0937
Website: www.kcpog.com/index.cfm?zone=/unionactive/view_page.cfm&page=Scholarship20Program

The objective of the King County Police Officers Guild scholarship program is to recognize Excellence in Academic Achievement and Community Service. To be eligible to apply for this scholarship, the following criteria must be met:

  • Current member of the King County Police Officers Guild, spouse or dependent child of KCPOG member.
  • A graduating high school senior in the year of application or current college student.
  • Applicant must have a GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Applicant must provide verification of acceptance or enrollment to an accredited college, university, or trade school.
  • KCPOG will not award a scholarship in consecutive years to the same applicant.

Applications, transcripts, and all other applicable documents must be received in the Guild office NO LATER THAN APRIL 30. Applications received late, incomplete or not in accordance with the guidelines will be deemed ineligible. Scholarship recipients will be notified by or before June 1.


HEALTH INSURANCE

Contact:
Benefits, Payroll and Retirement Operations
The Chinook Building, CNK-ES-0240
401 Fifth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104-2333
Phone: (206) 684-1556
Toll Free: (800) 325-6165, extension 41556
Fax: (206) 296-7700
E-mail: kc.benefits@kingcounty.gov
Website: www.kingcounty.gov/employees/benefits/HealthandInsurance.aspx

If you’re a regular (including term limited) or full-time Local 587 employee, King County pays for medical, dental and vision coverage for you and the eligible family members you enroll, plus basic life, accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) and long term disability (LTD) insurance for you. When you first enroll you have a choice of medical plans and may purchase additional/enhanced life and enhanced AD&D for yourself and family members, plus enhanced LTD for yourself.
 


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.