The International Masonry Training and Education Foundation (IMTEF) offers a paid maternity disability benefit to support pregnant women craftworkers and new mothers represented by BAC.
To help working parents in the BAC meet childcare needs, the International Masonry Institute (IMI) also offers a 10% childcare discount on weekly tuition at KinderCare Education’s 1700 centers.
IMTEF’s maternity plan offers both pre-and post-delivery benefits:
- $600 a week for up to 6 weeks immediately following a traditional delivery, or up to 8 weeks following a c-section.
- $600 per week if you are certified by your physician to be unable to work due to a pregnancy-related physical illness or condition, but not sooner than the 4th month of pregnancy.
The total combined benefit for pre- and post-delivery is capped at 26 weeks.
Who is Eligible?
To be eligible for the benefit, you must:
- Be a BAC craftworkers in the U.S.
- Have performed at least 1,000 hours of “Covered Employment” for which required contributions have been paid within the 12 months immediately preceding the onset of your pregnancy-related disability or the birth of your child(ren).
How Do I Apply?
You can file your secure application online or download the printable PDF and submit by mail, email, or fax using the contact information on the form.
IMI partners with KinderCare Education to offer a 10% childcare discount on weekly tuition at over 1700 centers nationwide.
To take advantage of the discount, simply present the voucher to the center director at your desired learning center and request to join the program.