LEO & FF Disability Benefits Fund

Attorney General Hood supports law enforcementThe Attorney General’s Office is accepting applications for benefits from the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Disability Benefits Trust Fund. Any actively employed law enforcement officer or fire fighter who is accidentally or intentionally injured in the line of duty as the direct result of a single incident is eligible to receive benefits. (Important note: Chronic or repetitive injury is not covered, and employees of independent contractors are excluded.)

  • Upon approval, the Attorney General’s Office will make a monthly disability payment equal to 34% of the covered individual’s regular base salary at the time of injury (some adjustments are made if the qualified individual also receives worker’s compensation benefits).
  • Applications must be filed with our office within ONE YEAR of the date of injury.
  • Up to 1 year of payments for any single injury can be made. Applications for benefits should be submitted to the Attorney General’s Office.
  • More information may be obtained by calling 601-359-3810 or email msag02@ago.state.ms.us.

Volunteer Fire Fighters and Reserve/Auxiliary Law Enforcement Officers are now eligible to receive benefits from the Law Enforcement Officers and Fire Fighters Disability Benefits Trust Fund for any injury occurring after January 1, 2011. Please refer to the Policy and Procedures below and the Volunteer Application for Benefits, Exhibit D.

 

Policies and forms for the LEO & FF Disability Benefits Fund are provided below.

LEO & FF Policies and Procedures for Disability Benefits Fund

LEO & FF Application for Disability Benefits Funds – Exhibit A

LEO & FF Return to Work Sample Letter – Exhibit B

LEO & FF Re-Certification Application for Disability Benefits Fund – Exhibit C

LEO & FF Volunteer Application for Benefits – Exhibit D