Workers compensation for police officers spouses may be extended

Posted by Amy Kelch - email

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WAVE) - A bill that would extend worker's compensation benefits to surviving spouses of police officers killed in the line of duty has passed its first hurdle towards being enacted. An Indiana Senate committee cleared the bill, which supporters said is a small way to respect the sacrifice that police families make.

Compensation is currently limited to about nine and a half years.The bill would extend those benefits until the surviving spouse remarries or dies.

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