MCL - Section 28.634

Act 46 of 2004

28.634 Death or disability of public safety officer; benefit; amount; additional benefit.

Sec. 4.

    (1) If a public safety officer dies or is permanently and totally disabled as the direct and proximate result of a personal injury sustained in the line of duty, the state shall pay a benefit of $25,000.00 to 1 of the following:
    (a) If the deceased public safety officer leaves a surviving spouse, to that surviving spouse.
    (b) If the deceased public safety officer does not leave a surviving spouse, to his or her dependents.
    (c) If the public safety officer does not leave a surviving spouse or any surviving dependents, payment shall be made to the estate of the deceased public safety officer.
    (d) If the public safety officer is permanently and totally disabled, to the spouse, but if there is no spouse, to the dependents, and if there are no dependents, then to the entity providing care to the permanently and totally disabled public safety officer.
    (2) The benefit shall be paid in addition to any other benefit that the beneficiary receives due to the death of the public safety officer.

History: 2004, Act 46, Eff. Oct. 1, 2003
Compiler's Notes: Enacting section 1 of Act 46 of 2004 provides:“This act is retroactive and is effective October 1, 2003.”