EASRCC 
Member Assistance
Program

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.

How Do I Apply?

Review the plan description to see if you meet the Eligibility Requirements.

Download the Member Assistance Program Application here.

Complete and submit along with supporting documents to MAP@eascarpenters.org. You may also apply for assistance in person at any Local office near you or by mailing in the application and supporting documents to:

Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters
Member Assistance Program
91 Fieldcrest Avenue, Suite A-18
Edison, NJ 08837

Eligibility and Rules

Eligibility

  1. A member must in good standing for 1 year to apply
  2. A member for minimum 1 year
  3. A member is allowed one claim per year
  4. A member is allowed one claim per hardship (lifetime)
  5. Claims must be made within 1 year of disaster/hardship
  6. A member can fall in arrears after application but must be a member at the time of award.
  7. A member must have no unpaid fines or assessments

Assistance Categories

Tier 1- Out of Work assistance-$1000 & 6 Months Dues Paid to your local union

Must be:

  1. Out of work for 6 months (no retired members are eligible)
  2. On the out of work list (Mix 20/20) without dropping and a maximum of two declines

 

Tier 2–Hardship Assistance-examples disability, severe injury, debilitating illness.

$1001 to $2500 & 6 Months dues paid to your local union

  1. Out of work for 3 months because of disability or severe injury. (No retired members are eligible)
  2. Documentation required.

 

Tier 3–Life changing event-$2501 to $5000 & 6 months dues paid to your local union.

(Retired Members are eligible)

Catastrophic event – example loss of house due to fire or flood, loss of spouse, or loss of a child (26 yrs or younger) (death certificate and funeral home statement required), severe or debilitating injury

  1. Documentation required

Maternity Leave

  1. Documentation Required (active member giving birth)

Death benefit-Active Members $3000

  1. Immediate family of active member can apply
  2. Death certificate and funeral home statement
  3. Not collecting a UBCJA pension and listed as active member

Death benefit-Retired Members $3000

  1. Immediate family of retired member in can apply
  2. Death certificate and funeral home statement

*A copy of the death certificate and receipt of payment must be submitted upon assistance request for committee consideration in both death benefit categories.

  • Assistance in Excess of $5,000: Assistance exceeding $5,000 must be presented to the Eastern Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters Executive Board. Requests for such additional funding shall be decided on a case-by-case

Requirements

  1. A completed application
  2. All applicants must submit an itemized list of supporting documentation. Examples of documentation are workers compensation or disability award with dates, photos, insurance claims.
    Doctor notes will be mandatory to process any tier 2 or 3 applications.

EAS Carpenters Member Assistance Program Board

Bruce Garganio

Joel Niecgorski

Wade Baumgartner

Mike Campbell

Bob Hopkins

Please note: if you are using an older version of your web browser or Adobe Reader, you may not be able to save this online application by using the “Save As” menu. If that occurs please use one of the following methods to submit your application online.

Fill out the online form. After you print a hard copy of the form for your record, scan the application and send it as an attachment using your email software’s instructions.

Using the print function, select “Print to PDF.” This will allow you to print to a file. You can then send that print file as an attachment using your email software’s instructions.

Any questions can be directed to MAP Committee: MAP@eascarpenters.org