Friends, NYS enacted S.8427/A10528,to provide additional benefits for the families of public employees who contracted COVID-19 and died of COVID-19 during the course of their employment, and for retired persons who returned to aid in pandemic, from March 2020-May 2020.
This package is based on the fact that despite the dangers of this pandemic, many municipal workers continued to provide critical services to New Yorkers. Their commitment to the communities that they serve led to many being exposed to COVID-19, with some members tragically passing away. While nothing can ever take away the pain caused by the loss of a loved one, this legislation is intended to help their families with needed expenses.
The Levy Law & Mediation Firm, P.C. is currently assisting such families receive these benefits.