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The PBA provides the absolute best services out there.  From our legal services to our accidental death benefit package, we are dedicated to taking care our members.

 

Shooting Scenes: The PBA provides an attorney to contact you at the scene of all on-duty shootings or serious injuries arising from your law enforcement duties, going to the scene if necessary.

 

Civil Suits and Criminal Action: The PBA provides an attorney to protect your individual interests if you are named as defendant in any civil or criminal action arising out of your duties as a law enforcement officer. NO CAP or LIMIT.

 
 

Legislative Representation: The PBA maintains a professional staff of lobbyists to aid in obtaining legislation beneficial to the law enforcement profession.

 

Disciplinary Representation: With approval of your local board, the PBA provides staff/attorney representation in cases where you have been unfairly disciplined as a result of duty-related actions.

 

 

(Click here for a more detailed description of our legal benefits)

 

 

Accidental Death Benefit: We believe that our accidental death benefit is the most generous of any such plan in our service area.

(Click here for a more detailed description of our accidental death benefits)

Your beneficiary will receive:

(1) your base salary for one year if you are killed in the performance of your law enforcement duties (maximum payment: $60,000 - effective Aug 1st, the maximum payment will increase to $70,000), or

(2) $5,000 (effective Aug 1st, this benefit will increase to $10,000) accidental, non occupational death, or to retired and reserved members, in accordance with the terms and limitations of our insurance policy which underwrites the benefit.

 

Effective December 1, 2007, we have added to our accidental death benefit a  heart or circulatory malfunction* benefit.  The heart or circulatory malfunction benefit are for those deaths occurring in connection with a line of duty emergency activity.**

 

To be considered under this benefit all the following must occur: (1) the member is under sixty-five years of age; (2) the first symptom of Heart or Circulatory Malfunction must occur and be medically diagnosed within twenty four (24 ) hours after the member’s participation in an Emergency Activity; and (3) within two years prior to the date a member participates in an Emergency Activity, such member has not been medically diagnosed with any disease, illness or condition of the heart or circulatory system or has not received any medication or treatment for any disease, illness or condition of the heart or circulatory system.

 

There is also a benefit for reimbursable expenses for initial treatment, up to $1,500.00, for medical expenses for initial medical treatment of the symptoms of a heart or circulatory malfunction.

 

Our benefit plan also includes an accidental dismemberment benefit as well.

 

For a complete description of the above benefits and their limitations, call 800-233-3506.

 

Benefits can be changed at any time, at the discretion of the Southern States PBA

 

* heart or circulatory malfunction - Heart or Circulatory Malfunction means a myocardial infarction, angina pectoris, coronary thrombosis or cerebral vascular accident.

 

** emergency activity - Emergency activity means rescue or emergency activities such as (1) training that simulates an emergency where active participation is required; (2) apprehending criminals, protecting the public, oneself or property from imminent peril; and (3) responding to emergency calls or alarms. It does not include non-emergency activities such as parades, tests of equipment, patrolling or traffic control, and other classroom training.

Southern States PBA News
115th US Congress Update September 2018

October 2, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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The Police Benevolent Foundation Set to Aid Officers and Their Families Affected by Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

The Police Benevolent Foundation and the Southern States Police Benevolent Association are ready to help law enforcement officers and their families that may be affected by Hurricane Florence. Unlike most, a police officer?s job can never really be put on hold when disaster strikes. They are required to work through the worst conditions and be ready and able to help others.

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115th US Congress Update August 2018

September 5, 2018

The Southern States Police Benevolent Association is committed to keeping you informed of federal legislation that may affect your work-life, pay and benefits.

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