May 15, 2018 - Press Release from the Office of the Attorney General
Justice Department Announces Improvements to Public Safety Officers' Benefits Program

September 1, 2017
Effective September 1, 2017, the Public Safety Officers' Benefits (PSOB) Act and related laws that the Bureau of Justice Assistance applies in determining claims under the PSOB Act have been reorganized into a new Title 34, Crime Control and Law Enforcement. This reorganization was performed by the Office of Law Revision Counsel, U.S. House of Representatives. As reorganized, what was "Subchapter XII: Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits" in Chapter 46 of Title 42, United States Code, is now "Subchapter XI: Public Safety Officers' Death Benefits" in Subtitle I, Chapter 101 of title 34, United States Code. The reorganized law includes amendments made by the Public Safety Officers’ Benefits Improvement Act of 2017, but does not amend or repeal any existing law. According to the Office of Law Revision Counsel, "[t]his editorial reclassification will be implemented in the online version of the Code on Sept. 1, 2017, and in the printed version of the Code in Supplement V of the 2012 Edition." As of September 1, 2017, the Office of Law Revision Counsel published the reorganization on its website,, but is not yet available at the Government Publishing Office website.