[Amended 6-2-1986 by L.L. No. 3-1986]
As provided in the provisions of § 208-b of the General Municipal Law, death benefits as hereinafter specified may be made payable upon the death of a regular member of the Police Department or of the Fire Department, if, upon application therefor, the Mayor shall determine, on the basis of the evidence, that such member of the police force or of the Fire Department.
The death benefit shall be paid by the City upon the allowance of the claim therefor and shall consist of:
Death benefits shall be paid to the member's widow or, if he shall leave no widow or if his widow shall die before receiving the total of the amounts provided in § 87-39 hereof, then to his child or children under age 18 in equal amounts.
Application for death benefit shall be made:
To the Director of Finance of the City on a form to be prescribed and supplied by him and requiring such information as he shall determine necessary.
Within 30 days after the death of the member; provided, however, that failure to file the application within 30 days may be excused on petition to and order of a Justice of the Supreme Court having jurisdiction, upon a showing, either that: