Welcome to BJA’s Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (PSOB) Program online application. The PSOB Office extends its condolences to you on the loss or injury of your colleague or loved one and understands that this is a difficult time. This online system has been designed with you in mind, to impose the least possible burden while providing the PSOB Office with the information required to file your application.

How to Sign In or Register for a New Account:

If you are a new user, please follow the “Register” link where you will be asked to create an account, including a new username and password.  The username and password will be required each time you log into the system and can be used for multiple applications, if necessary.  If you already have an account, please click the “Sign In” icon below.

 

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You may preview the application questions before creating an account by viewing sample screens for Parts A and Part B of the Death Benefits Application, Parts A and Part B of the Disability Benefits Application, the Education Assistance Benefits Prescreen, and the Education Assistance Benefits Application/Terms.

 

The PSOB Death Benefits Application consists of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A is completed by the Applicant or Authorized Representative, and Part B is completed by the Employing Agency.

Based on the responses provided in your application, a customized checklist of required documents will be generated. Parts A and B, and all required supporting documents listed in the custom checklist must be uploaded before the application can be considered complete.

To review a general list of required documents for a Death benefit claim, click here.

The PSOB Disability Benefits Application consists of two parts, Part A and Part B. Part A is completed by the Officer or Authorized Representative, and Part B is completed by the Employing Agency.

Based on the responses provided in your application, a customized checklist of required documents will be generated. Parts A and B, and all required supporting documents listed in the custom checklist must be uploaded before the application can be considered complete.

To review a general list of required documents for a Disability benefit claim, click here.

The Public Safety Officers’ Educational Assistance (PSOEA) Program consists of two parts, the Education Prescreen, and the Education Application/Term(s).

The Prescreen for PSOEA Benefits collects the basic required materials needed to confirm your eligibility for benefits prior to submitting your Education Application/Term(s).

After submitting your Education Benefits Prescreen and receiving notice that your Prescreen has been accepted, you will be given access to complete the Education Application/Term(s).

To review a general guide on filing for PSOEA Benefits, click here.

The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Program allows all Claimants whose claims are denied at the PSOB Office level to appeal the decision at two levels of administrative appeal; the Hearing Officer level and the Bureau of Justice Assistance, or BJA, Director level. All Claimants have 33 days to appeal their initial denial, as well as 33 days to appeal the decision at each level of appeal.

To review a general guide on submitting an Appeal Request, click here.

If you have specific questions about submitting an Appeal Request and would like to speak with an Appeals Specialist, call 1-888-744-6513 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Eastern Standard Time or submit a message through MyPSOB after logging into your PSOB account.