TRENTON – Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation into law that will provide lifetime workers’ compensation benefits to surviving spouses of fire and police personnel who die in the line of duty.
The governor signed A2756, which provides worker compensation benefits during the entire period of the spouses’ survivorship. Under the law, a surviving spouse of a state trooper or member of a fire or police department who died in the line of duty will continue to receive weekly workers’ compensation benefits as long as the surviving spouse lives, regardless of remarriage.
Christie also signed into law A792, which establishes protocols to request the immediate dispatch and timely transport of critically ill patients between health care facilities by specialty care transportation units.