How do I find my AFM pension ID?
You need your pension ID number (found on your yearly earnings report mailed to you by the fund) or you can use your email address.
What is the AFM EP fund what purpose does it serve?
American Federation of Musicians and Employers’ Pension Fund is a retirement plan available to Local 802 musicians in all fields and styles of music, providing musicians with payments in monthly installments throughout your lifetime.
Can you lose a vested pension?
Once a person is vested in a pension plan, he or she has the right to keep it. So, if you’re fired after you’ve become vested in the plan, you wouldn’t lose your pension. It’s also possible to be partially vested in a plan, which would mean that you could keep the portion that has vested even if you’re fired.
Who does AFM represent?
The American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM/AFofM) is a 501(c)(5) labor union representing professional instrumental musicians in the United States and Canada.
What is my pension ID number?
The new 12 Digit PPO number is unique for each pensioner/family pensioner and it works as reference number for any communication made to CPAO. Pensioners can check status of their pension and lodge grievances through 12 Digit PPO number only because CPAO database recognize only 12 Digit PPO numbers.
What is the contribution to the AMF EP fund?
Federation agreements call for a 10% contribution. The Fund has accepted contributions as low as 4% and as high as 15% for Local single engagements.
How do I join Local 802?
Join Local 802
- Option 1: Online. CLICK HERE TO JOIN LOCAL 802 USING OUR ONLINE APPLICATION.
- Option 2: Snail-mail (this option is required for some special cases) Snail-mail your completed, signed application along with a check or money order to:
- Special cases:
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Is AFM a union?
The two major unions representing musicians are the American Federation of Musicians of the United States and Canada (AFM) and the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA). The unions comprise a network of local chapters that work together to improve wages and working conditions for musicians.
What is a pension document?
Pension Paperwork If you have a pension at work, the details of the plan will be spelled out in the plan’s Summary Plan Description. In addition, you should receive an Individual Benefit Statement that details the specific benefits that you have earned and are eligible for.
How much does it cost to join Local 802?
(The current annual dues are $170.) These changes would incorporate the $2/year increases that the AFM mandated.