Death & Disability

Plumbers’ Welfare Fund, Local 130, U.A.

Death Benefits
The Welfare Fund pays a death benefit to the beneficiaries of active Participants and eligible Former Participants (retirees) based on the following schedule:

Eligible Individual - Benefit
Active Participant - $100,000.00
Former Participant - $10,000.00

Participants should contact the Fund Office to obtain the necessary forms to designate a beneficiary, or you can go to the Documentation section and fill out a Beneficiary and Dependent record and fax it to the Welfare Fund office to 312-226-7285.

Weekly Sickness or Accident Benefits
The Welfare Fund provides a weekly sickness or accident benefit of $400.00 per week when a Participant meets the following requirements:

  1. is unable to work because of an accident or sickness,
  2. was working in Covered Employment immediately before the accident or onset of the sickness, and
  3. is under the care of a physician.
The weekly sickness or accident benefits are payable for up to 52 weeks. A Participant’s eligibility for benefits payable after 26 weeks must be reviewed by the Welfare Fund’s medical advisor.

Participants should contact the Funds Office at 312-226-5000 to obtain the appropriate claim form.