Due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), they are experiencing an extremely high volume of requests. To help determine if you are eligible and to respond as quickly as possible, they have transitioned to an online application process to make it more seamless and efficient.

Eligibility Requirements for Actors Fund Emergency Assistance  

  • Current financial need  
  • A minimum of five years of recent industry paid employment with earnings of at least $6,500 for three out of the last five years OR a minimum of 20 years of industry paid employment with a minimum of 10 years of earnings of at least $5,000  

Checklist of required documents for Actors Fund financial assistance  

  • Documentation of Industry earnings  
    • Union earning printouts from Pension and Welfare Departments OR  
    • Contract, pay stubs OR  
    • W-2, 1099 forms for professional work only  
  • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM)  
  • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance 

Checklist of required documents for SAG-AFTRA Assistance, AGMA Relief Fund, IATSE Local 798, Musician Union Local 802  

  • Copy of your current membership card or confirmation by Union membership department – including end date (you must be current through October 2019)  
  • Most recent bank statement (not printout from ATM) 
  • Current lease or mortgage/maintenance 
  • For Local 802 members provide proof of work cancellation 

For Emergency Financial Assistance, Apply Here