The NYCDCC Welfare Fund provides you with Vacation Benefits for your work in Covered Employment. The Welfare Fund was established through collective bargaining between the New York City District Council of Carpenters of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America (the “Union”) and Contributing Employers. The Fund is administered by a Board of Trustees (the “Trustees”) representing labor and management and is funded by employer contributions.
You are eligible for Vacation Benefits if you are working in Covered Employment for an employer who is required by a Collective Bargaining Agreement to make contributions to the Welfare Fund for Vacation Benefits on your behalf.
*Please Note- Effective as of October 1, 2013, all participants are required to fill out two separate beneficiary forms. One form, which comes from the Fund Office, designates a beneficiary for your Pension and Welfare benefits. The second form, which comes from Prudential, designates a beneficiary for your Annuity benefits. If you have only completed one of these forms, your beneficiary designation will not carry over for both. Instead, your benefit for the form you have not completed will be paid out in the manner stated in the appropriate Summary Plan Description (“SPD”). Further, if you have failed to complete either form, all of your benefits will be paid out as stated in the SPDs. Participants should also note that beneficiaries should be changed on both forms in the event of a divorce or separation agreement. Divorce judgments and/or wills cannot always be applied to Pension, Welfare, and Annuity benefits without completed beneficiary forms. To read more about the beneficiary designation change made effective October 1, 2013, please click HERE.
Vacation Benefit Documents
Summary Of Material Modifications (SMM)
To request any forms or documents that you do not see available on the website, please call the Benefit Funds Call Center at (800) 529-FUND (3863) or (212) 366-7373.
- your surviving spouse, or, if none,
- your children in equal shares, or, if none,
- your parents in equal shares, or, if none,
- your brothers and sisters in equal shares, or, if none,
- your estate.
*Disclaimer: The Funds have prepared these informal answers to frequently asked questions for the convenience of our participants and contributing employers. The Funds have made every effort to provide accurate answers, but they are not legally binding and do not address every possible situation. The Collection Policy, Trust Agreements, and Collective Bargaining Agreements are official legal documents and supersede any inconsistent statements herein.
Vacation Benefit Information
To find out if you are working in Covered Employment or to ask questions about your Vacation Benefits, contact the NYCDCCBF Member Services Call Center at Center at (800) 529-FUND (3863) or (212) 366-7373.