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The Division adopted amendments to rule 132.7, regarding duration of death benefits for eligible
spouses, and rule 132.13, regarding burial benefits, to conform the rules to 2015 legislative changes.
The changes allow spouses of first responders to remarry and continue to receive death benefits.
The changes do not apply to non-first responder spouses so they should not remarry if they want to
continue to receive death benefits. The changes also increase the maximum burial benefit from
$6,000 to $10,000 for injuries occurring on or after September 1, 2015.