3-8-120  Amounts.
   Awards made under the terms of this chapter shall be in accordance with the said statute, approved June 27, 1921, as amended, for the use and benefit of the beneficiaries as follows:
(1)
The widow of the deceased if there be no minor child or children
$20,000
(2)
The widow and one minor child of the deceased, in equal parts
$30,000
(3)
The widow and two or more minor children of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
(4)
The widow and father or mother of the deceased, in equal parts
$30,000
(5)
The widow and father and mother of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
(6)
The widow, one minor child and mother, father, or both, of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
(7)
The widow, two or more minor children and father, mother, or both, of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
(8)
One minor child of the deceased
$20,000
(9)
Two minor children of the deceased, in equal parts
$25,000
(10)
Three or more minor children of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
(11)
One minor child and father or mother of the deceased, in equal parts
$30,000
(12)
One minor child and father and mother of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
(13)
Two or more minor children and father, mother, or both, of the deceased, in equal parts
$40,000
The right of the minor child is understood to mean the child's proportionate part in the benefits set out in subparagraphs (2), (3), (9) and (10) of this section.
(14)
If there be no widow or children of the deceased and there be a father or mother surviving the deceased, awards shall be made as follows:
For the father or mother
$20,000
For the father and mother
$30,000
(15)
If there be no widow, children, father or mother of the deceased, and if there be minor brothers or sisters, and brothers or sisters having reached the age of 50 years or over, fully dependent upon the deceased for support at the time of his death, awards shall be made as follows:
One adult brother or more – each
$15,000
One adult sister or more – each
$15,000
One minor brother or sister
$15,000
Two minor brothers or sisters
$20,000
Three minor brothers or sisters
$22,500
Four or more minor brothers or sisters
$25,000
 
   (16)   A child that is physically or mentally disabled, in case he or she is dependent upon the deceased for support at the time of his death, shall be granted the allowances herein provided for a minor child.
   (17)   When there are two or more beneficiaries of any allowance of money awarded for the support, maintenance and education of the family or dependents of any policeman or fireman, such allowances shall be for the use and benefit of such beneficiaries in equal parts.
   (18)   When no beneficiaries would be eligible to receive awards under the provisions of this chapter then the estate shall be awarded the amount of $15,000.
(Prior code § 22-12; Amend Coun. J. 12-7-84, p. 11497; 12-7-88, p. 20549; 3-21-90, p. 12809; 3-6-96, p. 16199)