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Presumptive Disability Law in New Brunswick
 
CODE PART:
 
CHAPTER F-12.5
Firefighters’ Compensation Act

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DESCRIPTION:
 
ENTITLEMENT TO COMPENSATION OR BENEFITS

5(1)A firefighter or former firefighter or his or her dependants are entitled to compensation or benefits in accordance with this Act if
  1. the firefighter is disabled by or dies from a heart attack that occurs within 24 hours after attendance at an emergency response scene in his or her capacity as a firefighter, or
  2. the firefighter or former firefighter is disabled by or dies from a prescribed disease, and
    1. has served as a firefighter for a minimum period prescribed by regulation, and
    2. has been regularly exposed to the hazards of a fire scene in his or her capacity as a firefighter, other than a forest fire scene, throughout that period of service.


SCHEDULE A
Disease and Conditions   Length of Service
Primary site brain cancer   10 years
Primary site bladder cancer   15 years
Primary site colorectal cancer   20 years
Primary site esophageal cancer   25 years
A primary leukemia   5 years
Primary site lung cancer in a person who has not
smoked cigarettes for a minimum of 10 years before the
initial diagnosis
  15 years
Primary site kidney cancer   20 years
A primary non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma   20 years
Primary site testicular cancer   20 years
Primary site ureter cancer   15 years
 
 
 
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