The Department of Criminal Justice Training recognizes that one of the tougher challenges facing family and agencies comes after an end-of-watch event. To that end, a liaison exists to help families and agencies navigate the process of filing claims for benefits.

CHECKLIST FOR FILING A CLAIM:

ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS:

  • Certified marriage license, if applicable.

  • Certified divorce decree, if applicable.

  • Certified birth certificate or adoption papers for children, if applicable.

  • Certified death certificate.

  • Uniform offense report.

  • Report of incident by investigating agency.

  • Autopsy report, if performed.

  • Toxicology report, if performed.

ADDRESS TO SUBMIT COMPLETED CLAIMS:

Justice and Public Safety Cabinet
Death Claims Administrator
C/O Asst. General Counsel, DOCJT
521 Lancaster Ave.
Funderburk Buuilding
Richmond KY 40475

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

EDUCATION BENEFITS:

KRS 164.2841 provides free tuition at state-supported schools for survivors of a law enforcement officer, firefighter or volunteer firefighter killed in the line-of-duty.

CHECKLIST FOR STATE EDUCATION BENEFITS:

  • Certified marriage license or documented evidence, if applicable.

  • Certified divorce decree or other documented evidence, if applicable.

  • Certified birth certificate or adoption papers for children or other documented evidence, if applicable.

  • Parents or spouse’s service and cause of death certification from the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet.

  • Documentation from the governing body or law enforcement agency that employed the deceased.


CONTACT PERSON

Andrea Eslami
Justice Program Administrator
859-622-2967