N.Y. General Municipal Law Section 207-F
Ordinary death benefits of members of fire department systems of cities


1.

As used in this section:

(a)

“Member” means a contributor to the pension system of any city maintaining a fire department pension fund based upon the accumulation of deductions from the compensation or the contributions of the members thereof and payments made by such cities to pension reserves for such members.

(b)

“Death” means ordinary death not caused in or induced by injuries suffered in the line of duty, or as a direct result of service in the fire department.

(c)

“Pension” shall mean payments for life derived from appropriations for and payments into such pension system by such city.

(d)

“Minimum period of service” shall mean a fixed number of years of service specified in a plan provided by such fire department pension system and elected by such member, as a necessary pre-requisite for a pension or retirement allowance upon retirement from service.

(e)

“Minimum age” means the age specified in a plan provided by such fire department pension system and elected by such member, as a necessary pre-requisite for a pension or retirement allowance upon retirement from service.

2.

Any member who shall have attained the minimum age or period of service retirement elected by him upon his own written application to and filed with the pension board setting forth at what time he desires to be retired shall be retired as of the date specified in said application, provided that at the time so specified for his retirement, his term or tenure of office or employment shall not have terminated or have been forfeited.

3.

Notwithstanding other provisions of any rules or regulations adopted by the pension board, or any provisions of law to the contrary, a member eligible for retirement by reason of service may file with such pension board a written application for retirement in the form required for such application, electing an option or options where such options are provided under existing pension laws, but requesting that such retirement under said option or options shall become effective on the day immediately preceding his death. The application shall be held by such pension board until the member shall file a later application for retirement, or until his death, whichever of such events shall first occur; and in the event of such member’s death while such application shall continue to be so held by such pension board, his said retirement shall become effective with the same benefits to the designated beneficiary as if such member had retired and had become entitled to retirement allowance on the day immediately preceding his death. In the event that a member, who would be eligible for retirement by reason of service, dies while in service before filing with such pension board an application for retirement in the form required for such application, or who, having filed an application for retirement in the form required, dies on or after the effective date of his retirement but before becoming entitled to retirement allowance, he shall nevertheless be deemed to have been retired and to have become entitled to a retirement allowance effective on the day immediately preceding his death; and if he had not indicated his election of an option under which he desired to be retired, he shall be considered as having elected to retire under the option designated as Option 1 if such option is provided for in the present pension law.

4.

The provisions of this section shall not apply to members of the New York state and local police and fire retirement system.

Source: Section 207-F — Ordinary death benefits of members of fire department systems of cities, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/GMU/207-F (updated Jan. 11, 2019; accessed Jun. 15, 2024).

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Defining qualifications of exempt volunteer firefighters
200‑A
Volunteer firefighters serving in more than one fire company or fire department
200‑AA
Training stipend for volunteer firefighters
200‑B
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States prior to July first, nineteen hundred sixty-six
200‑C
Leaves of absence for volunteer firefighters entering the armed forces of the United States on or after July first, nineteen hundred sixt...
201
Rights and privileges of exempt volunteer firefighters
202
Certificate to be issued to exempt volunteer firefighter
202‑A
Recording certificates of exempt volunteer firefighter
203
List of exempt volunteer firefighters to be filed
204
Qualifications necessary to entitle to certain exemptions
204‑A
Raising of funds for fire company purposes
204‑B
Youth programs
204‑C
Plan for arson investigation
204‑D
Duties of the fire chief
204‑DD
Qualifications of a fire chief
204‑E
Unauthorized destruction of property
204‑F
Plan for hazardous materials incidents response
204‑G
Restrictions on the use of firefighting foam containing PFAS chemicals
205
Payments to injured or representatives of deceased volunteer firefighters
205‑A
Additional right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased firefighters
205‑B
Relief of volunteer firefighters engaged in the performance of duty as such firefighters from civil liability and liability of fire distr...
205‑C
Payments pending controversies where volunteer firefighters are killed or injured
205‑CC
Volunteer firefighter enhanced cancer disability benefits
205‑D
Relief from civil liability for acts or omissions by fire wardens in the city of New York
205‑E
Right of action to certain injured or representatives of certain deceased police officers
205‑F
Removal of civil liability barriers
205‑G
Defense and indemnification of volunteer firefighters
206
Certificate to police officers and firefighters
206‑A
Penalty for improper use of certificates
206‑B
Exemption of benefits payable under blanket accident insurance covering volunteer firefighters
207
Hospitalization of members of fire departments in certain cities
207‑A
Payment of salary, medical and hospital expenses of firefighters with injuries or illness incurred in performance of duties
207‑B
Additional retirement benefits for certain firefighters in cities
207‑C
Payment of salary, wages, medical and hospital expenses of police officers with injuries or illness incurred in the performance of duties
207‑D
Additional retirement benefits for certain police officers in cities and certain villages
207‑E
Minimum retirement benefits for police officers in cities and who are members of police pension or retirement systems maintained by such ...
207‑E*2
Minimum retirement benefits for firefighters in cities and who are members of fire department pension or retirement systems maintained by...
207‑F
Ordinary death benefits of members of fire department systems of cities
207‑G
Ordinary death benefits of members of police retirement systems
207‑H
Death benefits of members of certain fire department pension or retirement systems of cities
207‑H*2
Death benefits of members of certain police pension systems
207‑I
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers
207‑I*2
Supplemental retirement allowances of retired firefighters of cities
207‑II
Payment of supplemental retirement allowances of retired police officers and firefighters of certain cities
207‑J
Supplemental pension allowances of certain retired teachers of cities
207‑K
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑K*2
Disabilities of policemen and firemen in certain cities
207‑KK
Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by cancer
207‑KKK
Disabilities of firefighters in certain cities caused by Parkinson’s Disease
207‑L
Temporary supplemental retirement allowances for certain police officers in towns and villages
207‑N
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑O*2
Disabilities of members of the uniformed force of correction departments in certain cities
207‑P
Performance of duty disability retirement
207‑Q
Firefighters
207‑Q*2
Disabilities of emergency medical technicians or advanced emergency medical technicians in certain cities
208
Members of police force to have one day rest in seven
208‑A
School guards
208‑B
Death benefits for beneficiaries of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑C
Death benefits for dependent fathers or dependent mothers of certain police officers and firefighters
208‑D
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑D*2
Compensation during disability
208‑D*3
Extra work by members of a police force in cities
208‑E
Extra work by members of certain police forces
208‑F
Special accidental death benefit
208‑G
Community activity by members of a police force
208‑H
Cardiopulmonary resuscitation training and retraining for police departments in cities having a population of one million or more 1
209
Outside service by local fire departments, companies, ambulance districts and airport crash-fire-rescue units
209‑A
Relations with other states and the dominion of Canada
209‑AA
Paid leave for disaster service volunteers
209‑AA*2
Appointment of private college campus security officers at independent non-profit colleges
209‑B
Emergency rescue and first aid squads
209‑BB
Specialized teams
209‑C
Fire police squads of fire departments and fire companies
209‑CC
Notification of presence of wild animals and dangerous dogs
209‑D
Contracts for outside service by volunteer fire departments and companies
209‑DD
Discovery of unlawful drug laboratory
209‑E
Fire mobilization and mutual aid plan
209‑EE
Adoption of a code of ethics and disclosure of interests by fire companies
209‑F
Outside service by local police forces
209‑FF
Provisions relating to certain accidental disability benefits
209‑FFF
Provisions relating to a membership date in the New York city police pension fund attributable to service in the titles of police cadet p...
209‑G
Liability for outside aid
209‑I
Emergency service by volunteer firefighters
209‑J
Mutual aid programs in counties
209‑L
Removal of volunteer officers and volunteer members of fire departments
209‑M
Outside service by local police
209‑P
Relay of fire and emergency calls
209‑Q
Permanent appointment of police officers
209‑R
Police protection
209‑S
Contracts between municipalities and fire districts for joint fire training centers
209‑T
Contracts for joint fire alarm systems
209‑U
Notification of presence of hazardous materials
209‑V
Employment of retired persons as special patrolmen for publicly owned property
209‑W
Permanent appointment of fire fighters
209‑X
Training of certain paid city firefighters promoted to a first-line supervisory position
209‑Y
Establishment of hazardous materials emergency response teams
209‑Z
Annual independent audits

Accessed:
Jun. 15, 2024

Last modified:
Jan. 11, 2019

§ 207-F’s source at nysenate​.gov

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