LAC FIREMEN’S RELIEF ASSOCIATION FAQs-
How do I know if I am currently a member?
Payroll deduction code E0106 will appear on your paystub.
How do I know if I am eligible for membership?
An individual must meet the following criteria to become a member:
- Must be a “Fire Series” employee per the Los Angeles County Fire Department Rules and Regulations.
- Must not have reached one’s 41 st birthday.
- Must be full-time and permanent.
- Must apply within 23 months of the earliest eligibility date.
Do the benefits ever change?
Yes, every fiscal year the Board of Directors, in consultation with a Certified Public Accountant, establishes the benefit schedule for Relief, Retirement and Death. Rate schedules are in effect from July 1 through June 30.
How frequently does the membership dues increase?
Due to conservative financial stewardship and favorable market conditions, the membership dues has not been increased since 1926.
Is there a provision for emergency advances?
Yes, the Executive Secretary may authorize and make advances not to exceed five weeks benefits for the immediate relief of any disabled member.
Is there a time limit to file a claim?
Yes, three months from:
- conclusion of a temporary disability
- retirement or termination
May I file for benefits if it is an industrial injury?
No, the Relief Association does not a benefit claim for service-connected disabilities. Any benefit claim paid for a disability that is later determined to be service-connected must be repaid or a lien for indebtedness will be recorded.
If I have a question on a pending claim, who should I contact?
You may contact the Executive Secretary for inquiries on pending claims if it has been more than 30 days.