参议院通过法案,为患有创伤后应激障碍和自杀身亡的公共安全人员提供更多的死亡和残疾福利

参议院周一晚上批准了一项众议院通过的法案,该法案将向遭受创伤后应激障碍的公共安全官员扩大残疾福利, and would provide death benefits to survivors of officers who die by suicide in the wake of those events.

The bipartisan legislation, called the Public Safety Officer Support Act, was approved by unanimous consent in the Senate on Monday. It passed the House in May so the legislation now goes to President Joe Biden’s desk for his signature.
先前, officer death benefits were not available to family members if the officer died by suicide. This measure expands the benefits to include officers whotook an action, which action was intended to bring about the officer’s death and directly and proximately resulted in such officer’s death or permanent and total disability and exposure, 值班时, to one or more traumatic events was a substantial factor in the action taken by the officer.
    According to the bill, it will apply retroactively to January 1, 2019, making the families of the four officers who died by suicide in the weeks following the January 6, 2021, 暴动 Metropolitan Police Officers Kyle DeFreytag, Gunther Hashida and Jeffrey Smith, and US Capitol Police Officer Howie Liebengood eligible for death benefits.

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