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Membership Rate

Contribution rate

Usdaw's services and benefits package offers fantastic value for money and ranks amongst the very best of all Britain's Trade Unions whilst ensuring the subscription rate you pay remains one of the lowest.

The weekly contribution rate, applicable from 26 June 2023, is as follows:

Contribution rates


Sickness Grant*

Sickness Grant

Permanent Disablement Grant

Permanent Disablement Grant

Maternity, Paternity & 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.

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