Please note that NYSUT will be closed for its annual summer shutdown from Monday, July 25 through Friday, July 29; NYSUT Member Benefits will be operating with limited staff during that time.
Online applications for the Member Benefits Trust-endorsed Legal Service Plan will NOT be processed during this time; processing of online applications for this program will resume on Monday, August 1.
If you need immediate access to this program during the NYSUT shutdown, please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101.
The NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed Legal Service Plan offers access to legal assistance for personal legal matters. It is provided by Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. and is administered by the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust.
The law firm of Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. has been the service provider for the Legal Service Plan since 1980 and acts as the Legal Plan’s National Legal Office. The firm has grown from five attorneys to more than 40 attorneys during the past 25-plus years, and its network of participating referral attorneys now exceeds 500 firms in New York state and several hundred firms in other jurisdictions across America.
Click here to learn about features of the Legal Service Plan.
NYSUT members -- including retirees -- and agency fee payers may enroll. The plan covers the member, spouse or domestic partner who is living with the member (except in divorce/separation matters), unmarried dependent children under age 19 (or under age 25 if they are wholly dependent on the member and are enrolled as full-time students), and dependent parents.
Please note that UFT retirees already receive coverage through the UFT Welfare Fund Retiree Legal Plan with Elder Law Supplement.
Click here to learn about payment options for this program.
How to Apply:
Click here for details on how to apply to this program.
Legal Security Package
For current members of the Legal Service Plan & Group Access members, click here to download a PDF version of the Legal Security Packet.
For current members of the Prepaid Legal Service Plan, click here to download a PDF version of the Legal Security Packet.
For current members of the UFT Retiree Legal Service Plan, click here to download a PDF version of the Legal Security Packet.
For more information, contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST).
The Legal Service Plan provided through Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. is a NYSUT Member Benefits Trust (Member Benefits)-endorsed program. Member Benefits has an endorsement arrangement of 33.33% of annual participation fees received for this program. All such payments to Member Benefits are used solely to defray the costs of administering its various programs and, where appropriate, to enhance them. Member Benefits acts as your advocate; please contact Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 if you experience a problem with any endorsed program.
Agency fee payers to NYSUT are eligible to participate in NYSUT Member Benefits-endorsed programs.