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Congress Passes Legislation to Establish Presumptive Benefit for COVID-19

JULY 27, 2020

Legislation to ensure fire fighters who die or are permanently and totally disabled due to COVID-19 receive full federal benefits passed the U.S. House of Representatives unanimously and has been sent to the president for his signature.

The bill, S 3607, the Safeguarding America’s First Responders (SAFR) Act of 2020, was introduced by Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), would establish a presumptive benefit under the Public Safety Officer Benefit (PSOB) program for public safety officers who contract COVID-19.

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