The FA Benefit Fund provides a $1,000 benefit to help defray the funeral expenses from the death of the member or the member's spouse or domestic partner. In the case of a married member, this benefit will be paid to the surviving spouse unless a signed beneficiary form naming another beneficiary is on file with the Fund Office. In the case of a single member, the benefit will be payable to the member's beneficiary. Obtain a beneficiary form from the Fund Office. Single members must file a designated beneficiary form in order for this benefit to be payable.
Covered members are those as defined as such by the Fund and include members on a paid leave of absence.
The member will be the beneficiary upon the death of his or her spouse. The member's spouse will be the beneficiary upon the death of a member unless a signed form naming another beneficiary is on file with the Fund Office.
Submit a certified copy of the death certificate to the Fund Office, along with a note listing the member's name and social security number in order to receive benefits. The Death Certificate must be sent to the Fund Office within 12 months from the date of death.