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 May 2019 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 2018 and 30 April 2019. (b) You paid fees to add your spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to your U.ofT. base plan in the 2018-19 academic year.
What is an eligible expense?
Eligible expenses include only the fees you paid to add your spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to your U.ofT. base plan in the 2018-19 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 U.F.P.A.F. has been allocated $100,000 per year. 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. 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 May 1 and May 31, 2019. Disbursements will follow in the Summer semester.
How do I apply?
When the application opens on May 1, 2019, 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) a membership card, (b) the 2018-19 U.F.P.A.F. Application Form, and (c) 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 2018-19 academic year (email confirmation showing the amount paid is sufficient).
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 2018-19 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 1 – 31 May 2019.