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Get Professional Benefits Help

Members who are disabled in the course of employment or the survivor(s) of a member killed in the line of duty often navigate through multiple entities and time-sensitive processes to receive the benefits they may be entitled to. Researching and applying for these benefits can be time-consuming and confusing.

The Benefits Ombudsman:

  • Provides individual death and disability consultation to LEOFF 2 members and their dependents.
  • Answers questions relating to process, timing, and what to expect.
  • Provides information to assist you in making educated decisions. Works with outside agencies to assist on behalf of members.
  • Maintains a network of federal, state, and local death and disability resources. Identifies organizational roadblocks running counter to constituent interests and tracks problem areas.
  • Makes recommendations for changes to policies or procedures.
  • Conducts educational presentations to employers and stakeholder groups on disability and survivor options for their employees and constituents.

Contact: Tammy Sadler

Benefits Ombudsman