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Cash Benefits and Support

Cash Benefits

GMB provide the following cash benefits to members, for more information contact the GMB Membership Department on Tel: 0121 550 4888 alternatively email westmids@gmb.org.uk

 Weekly Accident Benefit for up to 13 weeks

Weekly Accident Benefit is offered to all full time and part time GMB members as part of their membership. If a member suffers an accident at work and is therefore absent from work due to their injury, they will be entitled to submit a claim for Weekly Accident Benefit. Weekly Accident Benefit is payable after the second week of absence and is payable for up to a maximum 11 weeks (conditions apply)

Members payment: £9.25 per week (£1.85 per day)

Funeral Benefit

Funeral benefit is offered to all full time, part time and retired life members as part of their membership (conditions apply) On the death of a member and on production of the death certificate a benefit will be made payable to the members widow, widower or member of the family of the deceased, who is responsible for funeral expenses.

The next of kin will receive £350 provided the member have completed 5 years service. All claims for Funeral Benefit must be submitted within 12 months from the date of death.

Total Disablement

Total Disablement Benefit is offered to all full time and part time GMB members as part of their membership. Should a member find themselves permanently and totally incapacitated from working, as a result of an injury caused by an accident, which occurred whilst engaged in his/her ordinary work, they will be entitled to submit a claim for Total Disablement Benefit (conditions apply)

Members receive a grant up to £10,000

Sickness & Burial Benefit Fund

For an extra 15p per week (65p per month) financial members of the union can join the Sickness & Burial Benefit Fund which was set up to provide sickness payment to members including benefit upton the death of a member or spouse.

Sickness Benefit is paid out up to 10 weeks in any one rolling calendar year at £10 per week. To qualify for payments from this fund a member must have paid into the fund for 6 months before they can receive sickness benefit.

Member Offers

Car Insurance with LV

Car Insurance with LV

LV= offer a member discount on great value car insurance. There are also many affordable optional extras for you to choose from. More

Union Energy

Union Energy

Union Energy is owned by the TUC and promises to find GMB members the most competitive domestic energy deal available on the market. More

Cash Benefits and Support

Cash Benefits and Support

GMB can help by paying members the following benefits (qualification for these benefits is free to GMB members). More

Convalescent Homes

Convalescent Homes

GMB members need a few weeks to get over a serious illness or accident GMB can arrange free facilities at one of its approved convalescent homes. More

Social Security Advice

Social Security Advice

Free help with queries about industrial injuries, sickness, unemployment and all other benefits. Free help if you need to appeal against a DSS decision. More

Free Debt Advice

Free Debt Advice

The smallest change in your circumstance can tip the balance and send your finances spiraling out of control. More

GMBProtect Family Protection Insurance

GMBProtect Family Protection Insurance

At GMBProtect, our aim is to provide GMB members and their families with access to greater financial security through insurance policies that protect against the financial impact of major life traumas. More

UIA Home Insurance

UIA Home Insurance

UIA has successfully worked with unions for over 100 years and puts customers before profits. More

Professional Driver Members

Professional Driver Members

GMBdrive is a new Member Service providing a unique Vehicle Purchase Scheme specially designed for GMB members and their families. More