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Safety officers denied on-duty death benefits

Despite passage of 2003 law, no claims for medical deaths have been paid

By Bill Dedman
MSNBC.com
Copyright 2007 MSNBC.com
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BOSTON More than three years after President Bush signed a law granting federal benefits to families of firefighters, police officers and EMTs who die of heart attacks and strokes on the job, not a dollar has been paid. The U.S. Justice Department has denied all 34 claims that have been decided, and has yet to act on more than 200 others, MSNBC.com has learned.

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