Members Benefits


      $$ Scholarships $$

SJAL:  The South Jersey Area Local awards four (4) Seven Hundred Fifty Dollars ($750) Scholarships to our Member's son or daughter who graduate high school each year in which the scholarships are awarded. 

Contact Kate McAllister at the Blackwood Office (856) 228-8090 for rules and application.  Applications must be postmarked no later than May 15th of the year in which the student applying for the scholarship graduates.


National APWU:  Starting in 2010, The E.C. Hallbeck Memorial Scholarship will award $8000 ($2000 annually) to ten recipients (one male and one female from each of the five postal regions) to apply towards their four-year college tuition.

Vocational Scholarship winners will receive up to $3,000 ($1000 annually) for specialized training in, for example, culinary arts, medical or dental assistant, electrician, real estate, auto mechanic, certified IT/computer education, cosmetology, or massage therapy, etc. Eligible programs can be of a nine-month to three-year duration.

The scholarships are open only to high school seniors. Applicants may apply for only either Hallbeck or Vocational, not both.

 Additional information on these scholars ships is available on the National APWU Website Scholarship Page.



Union Plus


What does union plus offer?



 Voluntary Benefit Plan

This plan was developed exclusively for APWU members to provide additional protection for you and your family at low cost to you. As an APWU member you are eligible to apply for any or all of the plans below. Each benefit plan provides coverage at affordable premium rates through payroll deduction.

You can also obtain application forms and brochures describing the benefits above by contacting the Director of Member Benefits, your steward or by calling the Blackwood office (856) 228-8090. You may also obtain additional information and forms by contacting the Voluntary Benefits Plan:


The Voluntary Benefits Plan
PO Box 1471
Waterbury, CT 06721

1-800-237-5536 in Connecticut
1-203-754-4410 TDD



  APWU Accident Benefit Plan

All APWU members are eligible to enroll with the American Postal Workers Accident Benefit Association in their Low Option or High Option plan. This plan pays a daily benefit to you for each day you are disabled from a covered accident (on the job, off the job, anytime, all the time).

You can increase your benefits to High Option for a very small additional fee. Coverage is also available for your spouse, for a small fee.

ABA Plus:

An Accidental Death Benefit available only to ABA members as a supplement to your present ABA benefits Rates are guaranteed...regardless of age. This plan provides the maximum amount of benefits at the lowest possible these rates with any other program. Any ABA Member subscribing to this plan while in active postal service can continue this benefit when they retire as long as they maintain their basis ABA membership. (Present retirees are not eligible for this supplemental benefit...but the ABA hopes to include present retirees in the near future.)

You can apply for any of three ABA Plus plans:

Spouses are also eligible for this benefit but are limited to $50,000 of supplemental coverage.

Fill out the ABA Plus Application Form and return to the address below.


If you have any questions, assistance or application forms, please call or write:

American Postal Workers Accident Benefit Plan
PO Box 538
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0538

(603) 436-2217 - Monday through Friday







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