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Rule Book benefits

Accident Benefit

The accident must happen in the course of the member’s employment, or whilst travelling to or from work or upon Union business.

£3.60 per day, £18.00 per week maximum during the whole period in which the member is unable to work by reason of the accident up to a maximum of 30 days or £108.00 in any calendar year.

Conditions of qualification

  • Benefits are available as an entitlement to all members who are not in arrears with their
    subscriptions and satisfy the qualifications for benefit detailed below but are otherwise
    available at the absolute discretion of the National Executive Council. Members receiving
    benefit shall continue to pay subscriptions to the Union, unless otherwise decided by the
    National Executive Council.
  • For the purpose of establishing qualifications for benefit, completed continuous years of
    membership of either COHSE, NALGO or NUPE as well as UNISON shall be counted as
    reckonable membership.
  • Only one rule book benefit will be paid in respect of any one accident, illness or death. This
    will be the rule book benefit with the highest monetary value.
  • Other conditions may apply for specific benefits.  Please see National Rule Book under steward resources

Death Benefit

As from 1st July 2010 the death benefit shall be:

Completed years of continued membership

Under 5 years

£110

Over 5 and less than 15

£220

Over 15 and less than 25

£330

Over 25

£440

Fatal Accident Benefit

The fatal accident must happen in the course of the member’s employment, or whilst travelling to or from work or upon Union business and the member must be survived by a partner, or at least one dependant.

Completed years of continued membership

Under 5 years

£1,925

Over 5 and less than 15

£3,850

Over 15 and less than 25

£5,775

Over 25

£7,700