IUPAT Member Hardship Benefits from Union Plus

IUPAT Member Hardship Benefits from Union Plus

IUPAT members have a number of benefits available to them during the COVID-19 crisis with more and more members out of work.

Study the list and links below and learn more at Union Plus HERE.

Union Plus Hardship Help

The trustees of the AFL-CIO Mutual Benefit Fund voted last week to temporarily alter the eligibility terms of the Union Plus Job Loss Grant for the credit card and personal loan program participants facing job loss.  The unemployment requirement was reduced from 90 days to 45 days.

Union Plus Scholarship Program

Anticipating COVID-19’s financial impact on many families, Union Plus is increasing this year’s total scholarship award amount from $200,000 to $300,000. We hope to help assist additional families by awarding scholarships to more students than ever.

Union Plus Mortgage Program

Wells Fargo is suspending residential property foreclosure sales and evictions. The company is also offering fee waivers, payment deferrals and other expanded assistance for mortgage customers who contact the company. The dedicated customer service number for all COVID-19 related issues is 866-807-4154.

Union Plus Credit Counseling Program

On Wednesday, April 15, 2020, Union Plus and its credit counseling program partner, Money Management International (MMI), will host a live webinar to help union members and their families manage financial stress. The webinar will share tips and options for union families who may have decreased income or other financial stresses. These webinars are free for Union members and their families.

Members may register for either of the live webinars on April 15:

3 p.m. EDTClick HERE

or

6 p.m. EDTClick HERE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. These webinars will be recorded and shared on the Union Plus website following this special event.

Union Plus Legal Program

The free discount Legal plan offers members free legal consultations up to 30 minutes, and a 25% discount on lawyer fees. Once members register online for the free discount plan, they get free access to do-it-yourself online legal forms for a variety of legal documents, including advance medical directives, wills, medical power of attorney and estate planning.

The Union Plus prepaid legal program offers members full coverage on a wide variety of legal issues including simple and complex wills, living wills, trusts, powers of attorney (healthcare and financial) and healthcare proxies.

To access both plans, members can visit www.unionplus.org/legal.

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