Enacted in 1976, the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program provides death and education benefits to survivors of fallen law enforcement officers, firefighters, and other first responders, as well as disability benefits to officers catastrophically injured in the line of duty.
A unique effort of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice, the PSOB Office is responsible for reviewing more than 900 death, disability, and education claims annually.
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The amount of the PSOB benefit is $422,035.00 for eligible deaths and disabilities occurring on or after October 1, 2022. The amount of the PSOB educational assistance benefit for one month of full-time assistance on or after October 1, 2022 is $1,401.00.