New Mexico increases firefighter death benefits

March 5, 2014 • State News

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The state will increase the benefits provided to family members of firefighters who die in the line of duty under legislation signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Susana Martinez.

Under the new law taking effect in July, the surviving spouse or children of a firefighter will receive $250,000 from the state rather $50,000. Surviving pLogin to read more

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