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Job Loss Grant

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Benefit Description

$300 payment to Union Plus Credit Card cardholders or Teamster Privilege Credit Card cardholders who have been laid off and meet the requirements below.



  1. You must be a Union Plus or Teamster Privilege Credit Card cardholder in good standing.
  2. You must have been a Union Plus or Teamster Privilege Credit Card cardholder for at least 3 consecutive months.
  3. You must complete the required application and provide documentation that you or a joint-owner or authorized user of your Union Plus or Teamster Privilege Credit Card account and have been continuously unemployed due to an involuntary job loss or layoff (other than a strike or lockout) for at least 90 consecutive days within the 12 month period prior to the date you submit an application.
  4. The job loss must have occurred at least 3 months after you became a Union Plus or Teamster Privilege Credit Card cardholder.
  5. You may only receive one Job Loss Grant for any one Union Plus or Teamster Privilege Credit Card account. If you have multiple Union Plus or Teamster Privilege Credit Card accounts, you can only receive one Job Loss Grant for any unique job loss event.

How to apply

  1. Collect the following:

    • Proof of your job loss, showing it occurred within the last twelve months prior to your date of application
    • Your latest unemployment insurance statement(s) which must show 90 days of continuous unemployment
  2. Complete the online application form
  3. Print the online application PDF, sign and mail all required documentation to:
    ATTN: Union Plus Job Loss Grant
    Union Privilege
    1100 1st Street, NE, Suite 850
    Washington, DC 20002

  4. Please allow 6-8 weeks for application processing.  You will notified by mail when your application has been approved or denied.
  5. If approved for the grant, payment will be made directly to you.

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Help if you don’t know your union

Your union membership dictates which Union Plus benefits you are eligible to use.

  1. What your national union’s name (not just your local number)? Scroll through the list we have to see if you recognize your union.
  2. What type of work do you do (select your occupation)?
  3. Do you have a union member card or union publication/letter that shows the name of your union? Find something with the name of your union, not just a local number.
  4. Is there a shop steward or work colleague you can ask what the name of your union is? You can even ask your human resources department to tell you the full name of your union?
  5. Do you have a Union Plus Credit Card? If so, the name and logo for your international union should appear on the front of the card.

Union Plus Credit Card

Union members are automatically eligible for their union's Union Plus benefits and you do not need to be a Union Plus Credit Cardholder in order to access your union's Union Plus benefits.

But - if you are a Union Plus Credit Cardholder, you could be eligible for additional discounts.