Legal Service Plan

Did you know that NYSUT Member Benefits offers expert legal assistance that can assist you with everything from preparing crucial estate planning documents to dealing with traffic violations?

The NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed Legal Service Plan -- provided by the law firm of Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. -- offers access to a national network of attorneys that deal with personal legal matters.


****IMPORTANT NOTE FOR CURRENT PARTICIPANTS REGARDING COVID-19****
Click here to read important information from Feldman, Kramer & Monaco regarding COVID-19 and current participants in the Legal Service Plan.

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 since that time, and its network of participating referral attorneys now exceeds 500 firms in New York State and several hundred firms in other jurisdictions across the U.S.

PLAN FEATURES & ELIGIBILITY:
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NYSUT members (including retirees) and service 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 receive coverage as a retiree benefit through the UFT Welfare Fund's Retiree Legal Plan with Elder Law Supplement, which is administered by NYSUT Member Benefits.

In-service UFT members have access to the UFT Legal Services Plan at no cost to enroll. Details of the plan may be found by visiting https://www.uft.org/your-union/uft-programs/uft-legal-services-plan or by contacting the UFT at 212-331-6325.


PAYMENT OPTIONS & HOW TO APPLY:
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to learn about payment options for this program.

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for details on how to apply to this program.


LEGAL SECURITY PACKAGE:
-- Current Participants in the Legal Service Plan & Group Access Legal Service Plan -- Click here to download a PDF version of the Legal Security Packet.

-- Current Participants in the Prepaid Legal Service Plan -- Click here to download a PDF version of the Legal Security Packet.

-- Current Participants in 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 NYSUT Member Benefits Trust-endorsed Legal Service Plan is provided by Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. and administered by the NYSUT Member Benefits Trust.

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.



The NYSUT organization will be closed for its annual summer shutdown from Monday, 7/26/21 through Friday, 7/30/21.

Please note that NYSUT Member Benefits will be operating with very limited staff during that time. Online enrollments for our endorsed Legal Service Plan, Financial Counseling Program and Voluntary Vision Plan will be processed once again beginning Monday, 8/3/21.

If you need immediate assistance during our summer shutdown for any of these programs, please contact NYSUT Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


The NYSUT organization will be closed for its annual summer shutdown from Monday, 7/26/21 through Friday, 7/30/21.

Please note that NYSUT Member Benefits will be operating with very limited staff during that time. Online enrollments for our endorsed Legal Service Plan, Financial Counseling Program and Voluntary Vision Plan will be processed once again beginning Monday, 8/3/21.

If you need immediate assistance during our summer shutdown for any of these programs, please contact NYSUT Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 weekdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.