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Monthly Stipend
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Monthly Stipend

Active Members may apply to receive monthly stipends from CUPHSONAA. The current stipend rate is $600 per month with an annual holiday gift of an additional $600. The stipend rates are reviewed annually and adjusted according to current economic indicators.


CUPHSONAA was originally established to assist School of Nursing graduates in a variety of manners. At the time of inception, Social Security and unions did not exist, modern employee benefits were not offered, and nurses were working six and a half days per week. Wages were low and should a graduate lose their job or become ill, they were placed in a precarious position. CUPHSONAA stepped into the void and created financial resources for its members though monthly stipends and sick benefits. To this day, CUPHSONAA continues to provide monthly stipends and sick benefits to its members in need.


Members who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Classified as an Active Member for the past five consecutive years
  • Over the age of 65
  • Limited income:
    • Single person with an annual income of $30,000 or less
    • Couple with an annual income of $35,000 or less


Stipend Application 2020-2021

To apply to receive the monthly stipend, a completed application must be submitted with one of the following supporting documents:

  • Form 1040 U.S. Individual Tax Return
  • Social security benefits annual statement
  • Monthly bank statement
  • A notarized statement declaring total income, including dividends, trust income, gifts, etc.

The stipend is classified as a gift and is not subject to income tax. 

First time applicants are not subject to a deadline, applications may be received throughout the year. 

The information contained therein is strictly confidential and known only to the Finance Committee and the Executive Director.

Stipend Recipients

Those approved to receive monthly stipends must submit a new application on or before June 1st each year. The application should list all appropriate changes to income, status, etc.

Should the recipient's situation change and they no longer require the stipend prior to the annual application deadline, please contact our office immediately at (978) 577-5079.

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