Idaho Statutes
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TITLE 72
WORKER’S COMPENSATION AND RELATED LAWS — INDUSTRIAL COMMISSION
CHAPTER 14
FIREMEN’S RETIREMENT FUND
72-1464.  Death benefits — Surviving spouse and children of firefighter dying from causes unconnected with duties but during service after five years. (1) In the event a paid firefighter who shall have died from causes unconnected with said firefighter’s official duties, but during the period of said firefighter’s service, leaves surviving a spouse or a spouse with firefighter’s surviving child or children, and who shall have completed less than twenty (20) years, but more than five (5) years of active service as defined in subsection (H) of section 72-1403, Idaho Code, as a paid firefighter, said spouse, during the spouse’s lifetime shall be paid from the account a monthly sum equal to: (a) two percent (2%) of the average paid firefighter’s salary or wage in this state, if the deceased firefighter was an Option I firefighter, for each year’s active service, less any portion of the benefit transferred to an alternate payee as provided in sections 59-1319 and 59-1320, Idaho Code; or, (b) two percent (2%) of said firefighter’s average monthly salary or wage, based on his average final compensation, if the deceased firefighter was an Option II firefighter, for each year’s active service, less any portion of the benefit transferred to an alternate payee as provided in sections 59-1319 and 59-1320, Idaho Code. The monthly sum for Option I benefits shall vary annually, according to the determination of the average paid firefighter’s salary or wage in this state as set forth in section 72-1431, Idaho Code. If said surviving spouse dies, said monthly sum shall be paid to the firefighter’s surviving child or children until they reach the age of eighteen (18) years or shall marry, whichever occurs first; provided, however, that if said deceased firefighter shall have died without leaving a surviving spouse and leaving surviving a child or children, said firefighter’s surviving child or children shall be entitled to receive said monthly sum until they shall reach the age of eighteen (18) years or shall marry, whichever occurs first.
(2)  In the event a paid firefighter who shall have died from causes unconnected with said firefighter’s official duties, but during the period of said firefighter’s service, leaves surviving a spouse or a spouse with firefighter’s surviving child or children, and who shall have completed less than twenty-five (25) years, but more than twenty (20) years of active service as defined in subsection (H) of section 72-1403, Idaho Code, as a paid firefighter, said spouse, during his or her lifetime shall be paid from the account a monthly sum equal to the sum the firefighter would have received under the provisions of section 72-1435, Idaho Code, had said firefighter retired as of the date of his or her death, less any portion of the benefit transferred to an alternate payee as provided in sections 59-1319 and 59-1320, Idaho Code, and for the purposes of this section, said firefighter shall be deemed to have retired as of the date of death. The monthly retirement sum shall vary annually according to the determination of the cost of living adjustment as set forth in section 72-1471, Idaho Code, and if said spouse dies said monthly sum shall be paid to the firefighter’s surviving child or children until they reach the age of eighteen (18) years or shall marry, whichever occurs first, provided, however, that if said deceased firefighter shall have died without leaving a surviving spouse and leaving surviving a child or children, said firefighter’s surviving child or children shall be entitled to receive said monthly sum until they reach the age of eighteen (18) years or shall marry, whichever occurs first.
(3)  Those benefits payable under the provisions of subsections (1) and (2) of this section which were ordered prior to July 1, 1978, shall continue under the provisions of this chapter in effect at the time such benefit payment was ordered.
(4)  Eligibility for benefits of surviving spouses that was terminated on or after July 1, 1987, solely because of the spouse’s remarriage is hereby reinstated effective July 1, 1992. Such spouses are entitled to have the benefits, including any cost of living allowances approved by the board effective on or after July 1, 1987, commence prospectively effective July 1, 1992, or upon their application to the retirement system, whichever is later.

History:
[(72-1464) 72-1429L, as added by 1963, ch. 125, sec. 15, p. 358; am. 1969, ch. 19, sec. 1, p. 38; am. 1973, ch. 105, sec. 6, p. 179; am. 1976, ch. 273, sec. 10, p. 932; am. 1980, ch. 50, sec. 27, p. 92; am. 1990, ch. 211, sec. 3, p. 474; 1990, am. and redesignated, ch. 231, sec. 103, p. 663; am. 1990, ch. 249, sec. 15, p. 715; am. 1991, ch. 27, sec. 4, p. 53; am. 1992, ch. 123, sec. 4, p. 404; am. 2006, ch. 19, sec. 6, p. 75.]


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