The New York State Volunteer Firefighter Gap Coverage Cancer Disability Benefits Act can help our volunteer firefighters and their families in times of need. The coverage helps with medical expenses by providing a lump sum payment of either $6,250 or $25,000, depending on the severity of diagnosis. It also creates a 36-month, $1,500 monthly benefit for firefighters who become disabled, and a $50,000 accidental death benefit for families.
I ask that you share this important news with local members of the volunteer fire services in your area. For more information contact the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control by calling 518-242-5202.
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