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 for Out-of-Work (OWL) or Disability/Injury Dues, the applicant must be a current member of the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters and at time of incident or occurrence for a minimum of (1) one year. Hardship/Disaster has no minimum and is at the discretion of the Committee.
A member should have no outstanding fines or assessments.
A member should have all outstanding Membership Union Participation (MUP) requirements for the previous calendar fulfilled.
A member is allowed only one claim within a 12-month period, per category.
Applications must be submitted by the 15th of the month for consideration by the Member Assistance Program Committee.
Qualifying members will receive a payment of up to $599.00 per verified claim(s) related to the hardship/disaster. However, this payment amount is subject to the discretion of the Member Assistance Program Committee.
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.
Claim must be made within one (1) year of hardship/disaster.
All applicants MUST provide an itemized list of supporting documentation (i.e. a 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.