Eligibility for the Local 4 Death Benefit is as follows:
 
ARTICLE X 
Sick and Death Benefit Fund
                                               
Section 1: This fund shall be known as the Sick and Death Benefit Fund of Local 4 and its Branches, herein and hereafter referred to as the Local Union.

Section 2: All members of the Local Union, except those who are ninety (90) days or more in arrears in the payment of dues, shall be entitled to death benefits. 

Section 3: New members, transfers from other Locals, and reinstated members shall pay ten ($10) dollars to become participants in the Death Benefit Fund except members reinstated within twelve (12) months shall be required to pay five ($5) dollars.

Section 4: A death benefit of one thousand ($1000) dollars shall be paid to the beneficiary or the estate of a member who has at least one year membership provided that they have not been in arrears in the payments of their dues more than ninety (90) days in such period.

Section 5: Each month, fifty (50¢) cents of each member's dues shall be transferred from the General Fund to the Sick and Death Benefit Fund.

Designation of Beneficiary International and Local 4 Death Benefits

Designation of Beneficiary Local 4 Death Benefits


Members in good standing, with dues paid to current quarter that meet the following criteria are entitled to the:


INTERNATIONAL DEATH BENEFIT FUND
 CLASSIFICATION SCHEDULE

Amended, Article XX, Section 2 of the International Constitution reads as follows:

Death benefits are payable only upon the death of a member in good standing Section 2 who was initiated prior to July 1, 1973. All Death benefits which have been accumulated by members in good standing on or before July 1, 1973 are frozen as of that date and no further benefits accrue.

Death benefits shall be paid to beneficiaries as follows and not otherwise:

Class I. Beneficiaries of members who on July 1, 1973 have been in good standing for a period of one (1) year to five (5) years shall receive One Hundred ($100.00) Dollars and this amount shall not thereafter increase.

Class II. Beneficiaries of members who on July 1, 1973 have been in good standing for a period of five (5) years to ten (10) years shall receive Two Hundred ($200.00) Dollars and this amount shall not thereafter increase.

Class III. Beneficiaries of members who on July 1, 1973 have been in good standing for a period of ten (10) years to fifteen (15) years shall receive Four Hundred ($400.00) Dollars and this amount shall not thereafter increase.

Class IV. Beneficiaries of members who on July 1, 1973 have been in good standing for a period of fifteen (15) years to twenty (20) years shall receive Five Hundred ($500.00) Dollars and this amount shall not thereafter increase.

Class V. Beneficiaries of members who on July 1, 1973 have been in good standing for a period of twenty (20) years or more shall receive Seven Hundred Fifty ($750.00) Dollars and this amount shall not thereafter increase.

Effective August 1, 1968, the amount of death benefits payable to the beneficiary or beneficiaries of a member who has been granted a withdrawal card prior to that date shall be computed on the basis of the number of years such member has been in good standing as of August 1, 1968, and shall not thereafter be increased during the period such member remains on withdrawal card.

The amount of the death benefits payable to the beneficiary or beneficiaries of a member who is granted a withdrawal card on or after August 1, 1968, shall be computed on the basis of the number of years such member has been in good standing as of the date on which the withdrawal card is granted, and shall not be increased thereafter during the period such member remains on withdrawal card.

Provided, however, effective July 1, 1973, the amount of death benefits payable to the beneficiary or beneficiaries of a member who is granted a withdrawal card on or after July 1, 1973, shall be computed on the basis of the number of years such member has been in good standing as of July 1, 1973, and shall not be increased thereafter.