The Motion Picture Players Welfare Fund (MPPWF) is an emergency financial assistance fund of SAG-AFTRA and serves members in the New York region and all Locals East of Omaha, Nebraska which includes: Boston, Chicago, Detroit, Miami, Atlanta, Nashville, Philadelphia and Washington-Baltimore. This program is administered through the Actors Fund of America, (212) 221-7300, Ext. 119.
The MPPWF is designed to assist eligible members who are struggling with a financial, personal or medical crisis. Financial assistance is available for rent, utilities, mental health and medical care as well as other basic living expenses.
Financial aid is available through an application process to members who have paid dues for at least six dues periods (the dues periods need not be consecutive). Additionally, the applicant’s membership must be in good standing at the time the application is made (not on withdrawal or terminated) or be vested for pension purposes.