Death benefits

HEU provides a monetary benefit to members who currently have a full-time, part-time, casual or LTD status. This benefit may be claimed by a terminally-ill member prior to death, or by a designated beneficiary or the member’s estate following the death.

The benefit must be applied for within three months following the member’s death, or it can be given to a terminally-ill member at any time as long as the application is accompanied by a letter from the attending physician.

To receive the death benefit, appropriate forms must be completed and signed by the secretary-treasurer and chairperson of the local, submitted along with a copy of the member’s death certificate and the original Death Benefit card to HEU’s finance department. If a Death Benefit card cannot be located, funds will be designated to the member’s estate.

For more information, contact your local executive or HEU’s finance department.