For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 24, 2002
Statement by the Press Secretary
On Monday, June 24, 2002, the President signed into law S. 2431, the "Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers' Benefit Act of 2002", which adds chaplains to the list of individuals eligible for the Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program and allows life insurance beneficiaries to qualify as eligible survivors for death benefits if a public safety officer has no surviving spouse or child.