U.ofT. Family Plan Assistance Fund (U.F.P.A.F.)

The U.ofT. Family Plan Assistance Fund (U.F.P.A.F.) is for members who pay to add their spouse and/or their dependent child(ren) to their U.ofT. student or postdoc plan.

Who is eligible to apply to the fund?

For the February 2020 round of the U.F.P.A.F., anyone who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply: (a) You have secured at least 30 hours of Unit 1 work between 1 May 2019 and 30 April 2020. (b) You paid fees to add your spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to your U.ofT. base plan in the 2019-20 academic year.

What is an eligible expense?

Eligible expenses include the fees you paid to add your spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to your U.ofT. base plan in the 2019-20 academic year. UofT base plans include: the G.S.U. plan, the P.D.F. plan, the U.T.S.U. plan, the A.P.U.S. plan, and the S.C.S.U. plan.

How much money will I get?

The fund reimburses a percentage of the cost of adding your spouse and/or dependents to your U.of.T student or postdoc base plan. This percentage is typically around 80%.

The U.F.P.A.F. has been allocated $100,000 per year. If there are monies left over after the fund has reimbursed 100% of all eligible claims, the remainder of the monies will be reallocated to the U.S.A.F. for that year.

When will I get my money?

Applications for this fund will be open between February 3 and February 28, 2020. Disbursements will follow by the end of the Winter Semester.

What if I lost my receipt?

If you lost your receipt for the coverage of your spouse/dependent, you can call Student Care at 1-866-416-8707 to request a copy of your receipt.

How do I apply?

When the application opens on February 3, 2020, the form will be available online and accessible through the Union’s website. To find the application, login to the Member Portal (found by scrolling up to the top right of this page).

A complete application for the U.F.P.A.F. will include:  (a) the 2019-20 U.F.P.A.F. Application Form, and (b) supporting documentation—a receipt showing you paid to add your spouse and/or dependents to your U.of.T student or postdoc base plan in the 2019-20 academic year (email confirmation showing the amount paid is sufficient). Please note that if you are claiming fees for your spouse/dependent child(ren), the receipt(s) must show their full name(s) and period of coverage.

You will receive an immediate confirmation email for each application you submit. PLEASE NOTE: if you do not receive a confirmation email you did not successfully submit the application.

If you do not have (a) a membership card (i.e., you do not have a CUPE No., found on the left-hand side of the Portal home page), you will be directed to fill out a Membership Application Form (also found on the ‘Forms’ tab). When your membership application is processed, the 2019-20 U.F.P.A.F. Application Form will be accessible through the portal. PLEASE NOTE: processing membership applications can take up to four (4) business days. Failure to fill out a membership application in a timely way (i.e., less than five days before the deadline) is not grounds for submitting a late application.

Applications will be accepted between 3 – 28 February 2020.