Legal Services Restored

Benefits for UAW-FCA members and retirees available Jan.25 UAW-FCA News
Jan 23, 2017

The new Legal Services Plan for UAW-represented FCA US LLC employees will begin taking cases on Jan. 25, Vice President Norwood Jewell, director of the union’s Chrysler Department, announced today.

Active members, retired members and surviving spouses from FCA, Ford and General Motors are eligible for benefits under the plan, which was restored under the 2015 Collective Bargaining Agreements.

A new case can be opened by calling this toll-free number: (800) 482-7700.

What legal services or matters will be covered by the plan?

It will offer an “office work” benefit that provides services for the following types of legal matters:

• Will and trusts
• Powers of attorney
• Purchase or sale and other uncontested issues regarding residential real property
• Deeds
• Uncontested family matters
• Credit reporting
• Contracts for goods or services
• Residential leases
• Birth or marriage certificates
• Name changes

“Office work” services will include advice, document preparation, document review, factual and legal research, and correspondence. No representation will be provided by the plan in court or in any litigation situation.

In addition to office work services, the plan provides UAW members and retirees with full representation, including attendance at hearings, for Social Security disability applications, suspensions and terminations.

For many legal matters not covered under the new plan, or that require court activity, the plan intake staff can still process a participant’s inquiries. Such matters will be referred to outside private cooperating attorneys, who will provide legal services for plan participants at a reduced legal rate.