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Trust Fund

APEA-AFT Legal Services Benefit

Members have $2,700 for covered legal services each Plan year. The APEA-AFT Legal Trust Fund will pay attorney fees for most matters of a personal nature, such as wills, family matters and real estate transactions involving your residence. This benefit is available to you if you are in one of the following bargaining units:

• State Supervisory Unit,
• State Confidential Employees Association
• Alaska Higher Education Crafts & Trades Employees
• Fairbanks North Star Borough Employees Association
• Juneau Education Support Staff
• Juneau Mental Health Professionals
• Nome Joint Utilities Employees
• Valdez Federation of Teachers
• APEA-AFT Staff


Step One

Select an attorney. Attorneys listed on our web site have agreed to restrict their fees. Other attorneys may charge a higher rate but will be partially reimbursed by the Plan, with the member responsible for the balance.

Step Two

Fill out the User Agreement. At your first appointment, give the attorney your Legal Services Benefit User Agreement and a blank Case Description form. Print the forms from our web site. You may also request the forms from the administrative office.

Step Three

The attorney will send the invoice, case description and your user agreement to the APEA-AFT Legal Trust office.

Step Four

The administrator pays the attorney and sends a check stub to the member.


(The Plan Booklet gives a more complete explanation of the Legal Trust.)

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