SACRAMENTO – On September 24, 2018, the Association of Criminalists-Department of Justice (AC-DOJ) announced two new membership benefits created and approved by the AC-DOJ Board of Directors.
“The ideas for these new benefits were developed as the Board began discussing two issues, the loss of one of our member’s home due to the devasting Carr Fire in Redding, and the retirement of some of our members,” said AC-DOJ President John Miller.
The benefits adopted by AC-DOJ Board this month include an AC-DOJ retirement bonus and a “total loss of primary residence” benefit.
“We modeled the ‘total loss of primary residence’ benefit after the Fraternal Order of Police’s. It’s something that can help with immediate and unexpected expenses after a member has lost his or her home due to a disaster,” said Miller.
The “Total Loss of Primary Residence” benefit is $500.00 for AC-DOJ members who lose their primary residence due to natural disaster or other catastrophic event. To receive the benefit, the person applying for it must be a member in good standing at the time of the loss and fill out and submit the Association of Criminalist Disaster Relief form within the prescribed time limit. The AC-DOJ Total Loss benefit will be effective as of October 1, 2018.
The AC-DOJ Retirement Bonus requires the recipient to be a minimum 10-year member of AC-DOJ in good standing, among other requirements. The bonus ranges from $250 for 10-14 years of service up to $1,000 for 30+ years. The AC-DOJ Retirement Bonus will be effective as of October 1, 2018.
Total Loss of Primary Residence Benefit - Description & Application
Retirement Bonus - Description & Application