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Cash Benefits

The Union’s grants are governed by the Union’s Rule Book and this remains unchanged in the face of the current pandemic. A member will qualify for the sickness grant if their employer or GP can verify that they have been off with sickness. Production of the NHS 111 isolation note will also be accepted as evidence. Sickness Grants are only payable following 6 weeks continuous sickness leave.

Sickness Grant*

Sickness Grant

Permanent Disablement Grant

Permanent Disablement Grant

Maternity, Paternity and Adoption Benefit

Maternity, Paternity & Adoption Benefit

Death Grant **

Death Grant  

Dispute Benefit

Dispute Benefit

* Please note each Sickness Grant is a 'one-off' payment for the period stated and is NOT payable weekly.

** Please note any member who transferred onto the free life/super annuated Scale B rate of membership is entitled to a Death Grant of £210.

Members and other payees will be requested to provide their bank account details for payment by bank transfer being the default method of payment.

Payments are made within 30 days of receipt of the completed claim application by the Union’s Benefits Section.

Benefits are payable in accordance with the Union rule book and any entitlement depends on paying your contributions regularly and not falling into arrears. Benefits can only be claimed (except dispute benefit) after 12 months' continuous membership. Further information in connection with the claiming of these benefits can be obtained from your Union rep/local office.

All rates correct at 26 June 2022.

Assault at Work Grant

Assault at Work Grant

This is a discretionary one-off payment made subject to the qualifying conditions set out here. A member is required to register a personal injury claim through FirstCall Usdaw (0800 055 6333), and if any subsequent claim is successful and the member receives compensation for their injuries the grant is repayable by the member.

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