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MPPWF

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Program Description

The SAG-AFTRA Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (SAG-AFTRA MPPWF) provides emergency financial assistance and enhances the welfare, training, education and artistic life of the performer.   SAG-AFTRA MPPWF emergency financial assistance is available to members in the New York region and the following locals:  Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Ohio-Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Twin Cities and Washington-Mid Atlantic.

Program Eligibility

To be eligible for financial assistance from the MPPWF you must be:

  • Living in the New York tri-state area or a member of one of the following locals: Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Ohio-Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Twin Cities and Washington - Mid Atlantic
  • A SAG-AFTRA member for at least six dues periods
  • A member in good standing at the time of application or be vested for pension purposes
  • Able to document a need for emergency financial assistance
Contact Information

The SAG-AFTRA MPPWF contracts with the Actors Fund of America to administer grants for members living in the New York Tri-State area and in the following locals: Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Michigan, Missouri Valley, Nashville, New England, New Orleans, New York, Ohio-Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Twin Cities and Washington-Mid-Atlantic.

Please note the following contact numbers for the Actors Fund offices:
New York: (212) 221-7300, Ext. 119
Chicago: (312) 372-0989
All others Toll Free: (800) 221-7303
For emergencies only on evenings and weekends:  (212) 621-7780 

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