2009 Budget and Performance Summary - Public Safety Officers Benefits (PSOB)

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS - PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS BENEFITS
(Dollars in Thousands)

  Pos. FTE Amount
2007 Enacted with Rescission 0 0 72,834
Rescission of Balances     -1,070
2007 Enacted with Rescissions 0 0 71,764
       
2008 Enacted 0 0 74,834
       
2009 Request 0 0 55,834
       
Change
2009 from 2008 Enacted
0 0 -19,000
       
Adjustments to Base      
       
Transfer to the Justice
Assistance Appropriation for administrative functions
0 0 -3,000
       
Adjustments to Base 0 0 -3,000
       
2009 Current Services 0 0 71,834
       
Program Changes      
       
Increases      
Public Safety Officers Disability Benefits Program 0 0 146
Public Safety Officers Death Educational Assistance 0 0 120
Subtotal Increases 0 0 266
       
Offsets      
Public Safety Officers Death Benefits (Mandatory) 0 0 -16,266
Subtotal Offsets 0 0 -16,266
       
Total Program Changes 0 0 -16,000
       
2009 Request 0 0 55,834
Change
2009 from 2008 Enacted
0 0 -19,000

 

OFFICE OF JUSTICE PROGRAMS - PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS BENEFITS
(Dollars in Thousands)

Major Program Proposals: 2008
Enacted
2009
Request
 
1. Public Safety Officers Death Benefits Program $ 66,000 $ 49,734
    [49,734]
The PSOB Program's mission is to provide financial assistance to the eligible survivors of federal, state, and local public safety officers who have died as the result of traumatic injury or who are permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty, and to provide educational assistance to the spouse and children of slain or totally disabled public safety officers. The funding level requested for FY 2009 is sufficient to cover all anticipated claims in that year for the death benefits program. As this program is counted as a mandatory account, should additional resources be required to fund all claims, the funding level can be adjusted administratively.    
 
2. Public Safety Officers Disablity Benefits Program $ 4,854 $ 5,000
    [3,500]
The PSOB Program's mission is to provide financial assistance to the eligible survivors of federal, state, and local public safety officers who have died as the result of traumatic injury or who are permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty, and to provide educational assistance to the spouse and children of slain or totally disabled public safety officers.    
 
3. Public Safety Officers Benefits Death Educational Assistance Program $ 3,980 $ 4,100
    [2,600]
The PSOB Program's mission is to provide financial assistance to the eligible survivors of federal, state, and local public safety officers who have died as the result of traumatic injury or who are permanently and totally disabled as the direct result of a catastrophic injury sustained in the line of duty, and to provide educational assistance to the spouse and children of slain or totally disabled public safety officers.    
 
Note: Amounts in brackets represent the programmatic dollars available once administrative funding is subtracted.   [2,600]