Benefit Funds

Temporary Extension of Welfare Coverage & Waiver of Retiree Premiums

In an effort to continue assisting NYCDCC members and retirees through the financial and physical strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Board of Trustees has approved the following temporary changes to Welfare Fund eligibility and retiree premiums. These changes will be effective for the third quarter of the year (beginning July 1, 2020 for […] Read More…

Coronavirus-Related Distributions & Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance

Some questions have arisen regarding whether taking a COVID-19-related distribution from the Annuity Fund per the special rules of the CARES Act can affect one’s ability to receive unemployment benefits. In response to this inquiry, the Fund Office has put together the following Frequently Asked Questions (“FAQs”). Is it possible that I may be ineligible […] Read More…

Issues with Incorrect Annuity Account Balances on Prudential’s Website to be Addressed

The Fund Office is aware that some members may be experiencing issues with their annuity account balances. We are in communication with Prudential, who has reported to us that there was an issue which occurred during the nightly update to their system. They are currently working to resolve the issue and member accounts will be […] Read More…

June Vacation Payments to be Released One Month Early to Help Those Financially Affected by COVID-19 Pandemic

On behalf of the Board of Trustees of the New York City District Council of Carpenters Welfare Fund, the Benefit Funds is pleased to announce that June vacation payments will be released one month early to help alleviate the financial strain that many have suffered due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of this […] Read More…

Update Concerning COVID-19 Related Amendments to NYCDCC Annuity Fund

Last week, the NYCDCC Benefit Funds announced that the Board of Trustees made changes to the Annuity Fund to allow members easier access to their individual retirement savings during the COVID-19 pandemic. Although these changes were made effective immediately, the Fund Office noted that Prudential needed some time to implement these changes in its system. […] Read More…

A Few Things to Keep in Mind about your Mental Health During the COVID-19 Outbreak

When outbreaks such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) occur, it is normal to experience both fear and anxiety. Outbreaks like the one we are currently experiencing can trigger a feeling of powerlessness. The following are considerations that were developed by the World Health Organization (“WHO”) as support for mental and psychological well-being during the COVID-19 outbreak: Avoid watching, reading, […] Read More…

Potential Changes to Annuity Fund Rules to Help Participants During COVID-19

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Job Posting: Assistant Director of Training

ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF TRAINING DEPARTMENT: Carpenters Training Center REPORTS TO: Director of Training DIRECT REPORTS: Instructional, Maintenance and Administrative staff POSITION PURPOSE: To assist the Director of Training in maintaining the integrity of the Training Center in providing the best training for all apprentices and journey-level members. Responsible for the scheduling and supervision of the […] Read More…

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MEND Hosting Peer Support Group Program Wednesday April 25th

The MEND Program holds monthly Peer Support Group meetings for NYCDCC Welfare Fund participants/dependents who are in both long and short term recovery, and wish to share their experiences, sources of strength, inspirations, and hopes for the future with fellow group members in attendance. These meetings take place in the MEND Office on the 5th […] Read More…