AG Derek Schmidt to Congress: Enact law creating temporary presumption of eligibility for federal benefits for families of first responders who die of COVID-19

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TOPEKA – (May 21, 2020) – Families of first responders who die or are disabled as a result of COVID-19 should not face unnecessary barriers to benefits already promised under existing federal law, Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt told the U.S. Congress in a letter sent to Senate and House leadership today.“Kansas first responders have taken heroic actions to save the lives of others,” Schmidt said. “They’ve answered the call to service, knowing full well they face potential exposure to COVID-19 in the process. In return, it is our duty to ensure their family members are provided for in the tragic and hopefully unlikely circumstance they give their lives as a result of this virus.”Schmidt, along with 51 other state and territory attorneys...

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AG Derek Schmidt to Congress: Enact law creating temporary presumption of eligibility for federal benefits for families of first responders who die of COVID-19

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