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Death benefits for fire marshals employed by Nassau county
Retirement & Social Security (RSS) CHAPTER 51-A, ARTICLE 14
§ 508-c. Death benefits for fire marshals employed by Nassau county.
a. As used in this section, the term "fire marshal" shall mean a member
who is employed by Nassau county with a title of county fire marshal,
supervising fire marshal, fire marshal, assistant fire marshal,
assistant chief fire marshal, chief fire marshal, or division
supervising fire marshal.

b. Notwithstanding any provision of law to the contrary, where a fire
marshal would have been entitled to a service retirement benefit at the
time of his or her death and where his or her death occurs on or after
the effective date of this section, the beneficiary or beneficiaries may
elect to receive, in a lump sum, an amount payable which shall be equal
to the pension reserve that would have been established had the member
retired on the date of his or her death, or the value of the death
benefit and the reserve-for-increased-take-home-pay, if any, whichever
is greater.