Eligibility Requirments and How To Apply

Eligibility Requirements

Please note: Before starting to fill out our online application, you must review the eligibility criteria and be prepared to digitize and upload all required documentation. Applications without proper documentation will not be processed and you will not be notified.

Eligibility Requirements for Disaster Relief for SAG-AFTRA members

Please note: Suspended Payment, Terminated, and Fee-Paying-Non-Member (Ficore) are NOT ELIGIBLE to receive assistance from the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

  1. Copy of your current membership card or confirmation by SAG-AFTRA membership department – including end date. You need to be paid up to October 2021; if you joined after October 2021, you need to be currently paid up on your dues.
  2. Demonstrates emergency need directly related to a natural disaster, to include loss of housing, evacuation, emergency medical bills or other directly related needs.

Tips on Making Your Application Process Easier

You should prepare your documents prior to filling out the online application. You will be required to upload your documents at the end of the online application.

If your documents are not already available electronically, here are some suggested steps to create an electronic file for your paper documents.

  1. Search your app store for a free pdf scanner (eg. Evernote Scannable). There are numerous free apps that are available to create electronic files for your paper documents; please use what works for you.
  2. Download the free app to your phone.
  3. When you are ready, open the app and scan documents.
  4. This will create a PDF of your files.
  5. You will need to create one PDF file for each of these categories:
    1. 1 file for union card(s) or proof of membership status, if applicable
    2. 1 file for last month’s bank statement
    3. 1 file for current lease, rent statement, mortgage/maintenance. (If unavailable, can be substituted with utility/phone bill listing your current address)