22 U.S. Code § 3975 - Group life insurance supplement applicable to those killed in terrorist attacks

(a) Foreign Service employees
(1) In general
Notwithstanding the amounts specified in chapter 87 of title 5, a Foreign Service employee who dies as a result of injuries sustained while on duty abroad because of an act of terrorism, as defined in section 2656f (d) of this title, shall be eligible for a payment from the United States in an amount that, when added to the amount of the employee’s employer-provided group life insurance policy coverage (if any), equals $400,000. In the case of an employee compensated under a local compensation plan established under section 3968 of this title, the amount of such payment shall be determined by regulations implemented by the Secretary of State and shall be no greater than $400,000.
(2) Designation of beneficiary
A payment made under paragraph (1) shall be made in accordance with the guidance issued under section 3973 (c) of this title.
(b) Other executive agencies
The head of an executive agency shall provide the additional payment authorized by this section, consistent with the provisions set forth in subsection (a), with respect to any employee of that agency or of an individual in a special category serving in an uncompensated capacity for that agency who dies as a result of injuries sustained while on duty abroad because of an act of terrorism, as defined in section 2656f (d) of this title, while subject to the authority of the chief of mission pursuant to section 3927 of this title.

Source

(Pub. L. 96–465, title I, § 415, as added Pub. L. 113–76, div. K, title VII, § 7082(b)(1),Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 565.)
References in Text

Section 2656f (d) of this title, referred to in subsecs. (a)(1) and (b), was in the original “section 140(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1998 and 1999”, and was translated as meaning “section 140(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989”, to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
Effective Date

Section applicable in the case of a Foreign Service or executive branch employee subject to the authority of the chief of mission pursuant to section 3927 of this title, serving at a United States diplomatic or consular mission abroad, who died on or after April 18, 1983, as a result of injuries from an act of terrorism, as defined in section 2656f (d) of this title, see section 7082(c) ofPub. L. 113–76, set out as an Effective Date of 2014 Amendment note under section 3973 of this title.

 

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