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State Trooper Benevolent Program

Benevolent Program


GUIDELINES
 

1.    The following procedures shall be followed by the WTA Board of Directors and the Executive Director in administering this program.

A.    WTA Board of Director receives notification of an event involving a WTA member and/or his/her relative or a law enforcement officer from another agency in Wisconsin or member of the National Troopers Coalition (NTC) and

1.    WTA Board of Director writes a narrative statement, if necessary, indicating the events of the happening and identifies by name the ill or deceased person(s) and sends to Executive Director via mail, fax or electronic mail.
2.    WTA Board of Director member notifies the Executive Director by telephone if urgent action is required.

B.    Benefits under this Program will be, but are not limited to, the following:

1.    $1,000 on duty death benefit in the event of death to any WTA member while at work employed with WSP

a.    Payment to be made within 30 days to WTA members spouse or closet relative.
b.    WTA sympathy card to be mailed to spouse and/or next of kin.

2.    Memorial/Floral Display – not to exceed $100.00

a.    Floral display or memorial as the family may wish and a WTA sympathy card.
b.    Floral displays or memorials shall include, but are not limited to the following:

•    $100.00 for WTA member
•    $100.00 for WTA members wife/husband
•    $100.00 for WTA members child/step-child
•    $50.00 for WTA members father/mother, mother/father-in-law, step parent or foster parent, brother/sister, step brother/sister
•    $100.00 for any law enforcement officer in Wisconsin who is seriously injured, disabled or killed in the line of duty
•    $50.00 for any other(s) approved by the WTA Board of Directors

WTABP Guidelines (cont – page 2)

3.    Health Benefit/Grant

a.    Grants in an amount to be determined by the WTA  Board of Directors may be paid to eligible WTA members who have been injured, disabled or have incurred a prolonged illness.
b.    Grants under this category will be decided on a case by case basis and will be based on need.

4.    Catastrophic Loss Benefit/Grant

a.    Economic assistance in the form of a grant in an amount to be determined by the WTA Board of Directors may be paid to eligible members or their dependants who have suffered a catastrophic loss.
b.    Grants under this category will be decided on a case by case basis and will be based on need.

5.    Loans (No interest charge)

a.    No interest loans in an amount not to exceed $500.00 may be paid to eligible WTA members if approved by the WTA Board of Directors.
b.    Loans under this category shall only be made to members who identify the reasons for the loan and the reason is of unanticipated emergency nature.

II.    All actions in accordance with this WTA Benevolent Program shall be based on a majority decision of the WTA Board of Directors, except

A.    The Executive Director shall have full power to take action and disburse funds for benefits involving expenditures, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00)

B.    Any action taken under II. A. above must be reported by the Executive Director to the WTA Board of Directors at the next scheduled WTA Board of Directors meeting following the action taken.  Report will be presented in person or by memorandum in the event the Executive Director is unable to attend.

III.    Executive Director shall maintain a file of requests, action taken and maintain the financial records of the Benevolent Program.