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Active Members may apply to receive financial assistance for medical expenses not reimbursed by another source. Members may apply twice per calendar year for assistance with a maximum benefit amount of $750 per application. The sick benefit 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:
To apply for the sick benefit, a completed application must be submitted with the following supporting documents:
The sick benefit is classified as a gift and is not subject to income tax.
Application decisions are made on a case-by-case basis.
The information contained therein is strictly confidential and known only to the Finance Committee and the Executive Director.
Eligible expenses include, but are not limited to:
Ineligible expenses include, but are not limited to: