We all need a helping hand from time to time. As members of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, you can apply for assistance through our Member Assistance Program (MAP). Under this program, members can qualify for assistance with dues or costs incurred as a result of a catastrophic event.
To be eligible to receive assistance, the applicant must be a current and active member of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and should have no outstanding fines or assessments. Members must be in good standing to apply.
A member is allowed only one claim within a 12-month period, per category.
An EAS Carpenters Local may bring a claim on behalf of a member who meets the eligibility requirement and payment of those claims is subject to the discretion of the Member Assistance Program Committee.
Claims must be made within one (1) year of hardship/disaster.
All applicants MUST provide an itemized list of supporting documentation (i.e. worker’s compensation, disability award with dates, doctor’s notes, insurance claims, photos, etc.) and a letter describing the hardship in order for their application to be deemed complete and subject to review.
Appeals of any assistance denial must be submitted in writing within thirty (30) days of the date of the Member Assistance Program decision. Appeals will be decided by a designated subcommittee of the Member Assistance Program Committee.