Legal Assistance Plan

NYSUT Member Benefits is excited to announce a new benefit available at no cost to NYSUT members in a non-full dues category or split dues category.

The Legal Assistance Plan -- provided by the law firm of Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. -- provides eligible members with free telephone access to attorneys as well as a limited number of legal documents.

NYSUT members in a non-full dues category or split dues category are eligible to participate in this plan.1

The plan also covers the spouse/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: Retirees are not eligible to participate in this plan. NYSUT retirees (except UFT retirees) are eligible to join the voluntary Legal Service Plan.

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 or by contacting the UFT at 212-331-6325.

-- Unlimited telephone advice with an attorney to discuss personal legal matters.

-- Legal documents: Up to four total documents (simple will, power of attorney, health care proxy, and living will) every three years for the NYSUT member and/or their spouse/domestic partner.

There is no cost to participate in this plan. Eligible NYSUT members are automatically eligible to participate and there is no enrollment process.

If you have not received a welcome letter and outline of coverage, please contact NYSUT Member Benefits at 800-626-8101 to request your materials.

Legal Assistance Plan Participants: View and/or download a PDF version of the Legal Security Package Questionnaire.

1. To verify your NYSUT dues category, please contact your local association.