As reported by NJ.com, legislation to automatically pay federal death benefits to first responders who die of the coronavirus unanimously passed the United States Senate yesterday. The measure removes the requirement that families of police officers, firefighters and emergency medical technicians have to prove that the first responder was infected while on the job
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Make No Mistake About It–Hazard Pay is an Authorized Use of CARES Act Funding
As many of you are aware by now, State and Local Governments across the country have split $150 billion in Federal aid under a provision of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The division of these dollars, made available through the new Coronavirus Relief Fund, is allocated to each State and…
Legislation Proposed that Expands Workers Compensation Benefits for First Responders Contracting COVID-19
As reported in Insider NJ Senator Steven Sweeney introduced legislation expanding access to workers’ compensation benefits for front-line workers that have fallen ill as a result of exposure to COVID-19.
The bill, like similar legislation that has been introduced in Minnesota, would create a presumption that COVID-19 disease infections contracted by essential employees who interact…
Trenton Establishes COVID-19 Test Site Exclusively For First Responders
As reported by NJ.Com, the City of Trenton opened a coronavirus testing center on Wednesday, March 25, 2020, to test the City’s first responders, namely firefighters, police, and EMS. In a statement, Mayor Reed Gusciora announced the opening of the location, at the police impound lot on North Clinton Avenue.
Only first responders serving…