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122 South Bradford Street
PO Box 1849
Dover, DE 19903

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Phone: 1-302-734-9390
Toll Free: 1-877-455-3832
Fax: 1-302-734-9404


Death Benefits - LODD Deaths
Life Insurance
For deaths arising out of and in the course of assigned duties or while traveling to or returning from an alarm or call, the state pays the designated beneficiary $150,000 in annual installments. No single annual payment shall exceed $30,000.

Contact your fire company representative for more information or:

Insurance Coverage Office
Duncan Center, 3 rd Floor
500 W. Loockerman St.
Suite 300 Dover, DE 19904

Phone 739-3651
Toll free 877-277-4185
Fax 302-739-5345

Workman's Comp
Benefit is 2/3 of the firefighter's wages from regular employment for spouses and 80% for a spouse and children. Spouse receives a two-year lump sum upon remarriage and weekly benefits cease. Children are eligible until age 18 or age 25 if full-time students.

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Industrial Accident Board
Division of Industrial Affairs, Dept. of Labor
Office of the Secretary
Post Office Box 9954
Wilmington, DE 19809-9954
Phone: (302)761-8200


Funeral Expense
Maximum of $7,000 for a member of a volunteer fire company, ladies auxiliary, or volunteer ambulance and rescue company. Volunteer must have been an active member for at least 10 years of service.

Contact your fire company representative for more information or:

Insurance Coverage Office
Duncan Center, 3rd Floor
500 W. Loockerman St.
Suite 300 Dover, DE 19904

Phone 739-3651
Toll free 877-277-4185
Fax 302-739-5345

You may also download the Funeral Expense Form and the Assignment of Benefit Form from the Insurance Coverage Office's Website.
Pension Payment
Covered under Delaware Volunteer Firemen’s Pension Plan. Designated beneficiary receives a lump sum death benefit equal to the excess, if any, of the accumulated contributions with interest over the aggregate.

Contact your fire company representative for more information or: Office of Pensions
McArdle Building
860 Silver Lake Boulevard, Suite 1
Dover, DE 19904-2402

Phone toll free 800-722-7300

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Child Education
State Treasurer pays for tuition for dependent children enrolled in a degree or certificate program at a college or university. The benefit has a four-year maximum. Beneficiaries must be at least age 16 but not more than age 24.

Contact your fire company representative for more information or:

Delaware Insurance Commission
841 Silver Lake Boulevard
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 739-4251 or (800) 282-861



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