(1) If the Public Safety Memorial Fund Board awards lump sum benefits under ORS 243.956 and no designation of beneficiary form has been completed under ORS 243.974 (1), the board shall pay the benefits to the family member or parent of a public safety officer who suffered a qualifying death as follows:
(a) 100 percent to the surviving spouse.
(b) If there is no surviving spouse, 100 percent to the surviving child.
(c) If there is no surviving spouse or child, 100 percent to a person who qualifies as a dependent of the public safety officer for state income tax purposes.
(d) If there is no surviving spouse, child or dependent, 100 percent to the parent of the public safety officer.
(2) If more than one child, or both parents, or more than one dependent are survivors, the board shall pay the percentage amount one child or one parent or one dependent would have received under subsection (1) of this section in equal shares to the children or parents or dependents. [2003 c.295 §11; 2007 c.378 §3]
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