Legal Services Benefit

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE?

If you are eligible for Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College Benefit Fund benefits, either as a full‑time member of the Faculty Association or the Guild of Administrative Officers, or you are a retiree who has enrolled and paid for the Enhanced Plus Plan, you are eligible for legal services benefits.

Your dependents are not eligible for legal services benefits unless specifically included in the benefit description.

The legal benefit provides representation for the following legal matters:

REPRESENTATION IN CIVIL MATTERS
  • Legal Defense Benefit
  • Uncontested Legal Separation Benefit
  • Uncontested Divorce Proceeding Benefit
  • Uncontested Annulment Proceeding Benefit
  • Adoption Benefit
  • Personal Bankruptcy Benefit
  • Change of Name Benefit
  • Homeowner Rights Benefit
GENERAL LEGAL MATTERS
  • General Consultation Benefit
  • Document Review Benefit
  • Will Benefit
  • Personal Injury (Negligence) Benefit
  • Arraignment Assistance-Telephone Consultation Benefit
  • Consumer Protection Benefit
  • Identity Theft Benefit
  • Living Will /Health Care Proxy Benefit
  • Estate Planning/Trusts Benefit
  • Planning for the Elderly Benefit
  • Estates and Administration Benefit
  • Counseling of Emancipated Children Benefit

 

For more information regarding these benefits please contact the Benefit Fund at (631) 732 6500

 


Enrollment

To receive benefits, you must have completed a FA Benefit Fund Enrollment Card. The Enrollment Card provides the Fund with necessary basic information: your name, address, Social Security number, birth date, marital status, etc. If you have not completed an Enrollment Card, it is essential that you do so at the earliest possible opportunity.

All correspondence addressed to the Fund must contain the member's name and address. Please notify the Fund Office, in writing, of any changes of name, address, etc. Maintenance of current records assures efficient processing of your claim and prompt receipt of your benefits.

 

Appeals to the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of the FA Benefit Fund adopts rules and regulations for the payment of benefits and all provisions in this booklet are subject to such rules and regulations and to the Agreement and Declaration of Trust, which established the Fund and governs its actions.

A covered member may request a review of action taken by the Fund Office by submitting an appeal, in writing, to the Board of Trustees of Faculty Association of Suffolk Community College Benefit Fund, 533 College Road, Southampton Building, Room 224D, Selden, New York 11784.