Township of Pennsauken, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Pennsauken as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-13-1978 by Ord. No. 78-3 as Ch. 31 of the 1977 Code]

§ 56-1 Payment of pension to survivors.

[Amended 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]
In accordance with the provisions of the Revised Statutes of the State of New Jersey, N.J.S.A. 43:12-28.1 et seq., and subject to the provisions of this chapter, a pension shall be paid to the widow or to the minor children of a volunteer fire fighter who has died or shall have died as a result of injuries sustained in the course of performance of duty as a member of any volunteer fire company existing and recognized within the Township of Pennsauken.

§ 56-2 Amount of pension.

[Amended 12-30-2002 by Ord. No. 02-32]
A. 
As to all members of the Pennsauken Township Fire Department who are entitled to accident and sickness benefits and whose widows and children are entitled to pension benefits under the terms and conditions of that certain Group Accident Policy No. ABL:621201, issued by The Life Insurance Company of North America, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and any renewal thereof or replacement thereof, the pension payable pursuant to the provisions of this chapter, provided the terms of said policy shall so provide, shall be $5,000 annually, payable to the widow of said volunteer fire fighter during her widowhood, or to the minor child or children of such fire fighter if he leaves no widow surviving him, or to such minor child or children after the death of said widow.
B. 
As to all other members of the Pennsauken Township Volunteer Fire Company who by terms and conditions of the policy of insurance referred to in Subsection A are excluded from the benefits provided in said policy, the pension shall be $2,500 annually, which shall be paid the widow during her widowhood, or to the minor children or child of such fire fighter if he leaves no widow surviving him, or to such minor child or children after the death of such widow.

§ 56-3 Manner of payment.

The Township Committee, after adopting a resolution providing for the payment of any such pension, shall make provision in its budget for the payment of such pension, which shall be paid in the same manner as municipal employees are paid.