Because her husband was a part-time employee, his widow, Juliann Ashcraft, does not get monthly survivor benefits, health insurance, or an insurance payout
(NEWSER) – The family of one of the 19 Arizona firefighters killed in June is making a public pitch today to pressure the city of Prescott into giving his widow and their four children health and pension benefits, reports the Arizona Republic. The sticking point is that Andrew Ashcraft wasn't technically a full-time employee, though he did work full-time hours, reports CBS News. Widow Juliann Ashcraft will get a federal payment of $328,000, but she won't get monthly survivor benefits, health insurance, or an insurance payout—unlike the families of the full-time crew members.
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