Summary: H.R.393 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/03/1973)

Police Officers Benefits Act - Provides a gratuity of $50,000 to the survivors of a policeman killed in the line of duty upon certification by the Governor of a State that an officer employed on a full-time basis by the State or unit of local government was killed in the line of duty. Directs that this money be paid in the following way: (1) if no dependent child, to the spouse; (2) if both spouse and children, one half to the spouse and one half to the children; (3) if no spouse, to the dependent child; and (4) if neither spouse nor children, then to the parents.

Defines a dependent child as under 18, or 18 and incapable of self-support, or over 18 and a student.

Provides that the gratuity is in addition to any other benefits under existing law.