You become a "Covered Member" eligible for the full range of benefits offered by the Social Service Employees Union Local 371 Welfare Fund,Educational Fund, and Legal Services Fund on the first day of employment if you meet one of the following requirements
You become a "Covered Member" eligible for the benefits of the Social Service Employees Union Local 371 Part-Time Employees Benefit Program on the first day of employment if you meet all of the following requirements:
If no full-time equivalent title exists, then the minimum number of hours required in order to be eligible shall be based upon the nature of employment; white collar employment requires 17 hours per week, while blue collar employment requires 20 hours per week. All other General Eligibility Rules, including those that describe Termination of Coverage, Dependents of Covered Members, Time Limits for Claims Filing, Enrollment, Audit and Verification of Claims, and Procedure for Claims Review are identical for full-time and part-time employees. If you have any questions concerning whether your title is covered, please contact the Funds' office. If you have used the maximum 26 weeks of Disability Benefits, you and your eligible dependents remain covered by other Welfare Fund and Legal Services Fund benefits for up to an additional six months, provided that you remain disabled.