PLEASE DO NOT START THIS APPLICATION WITHOUT FIRST SPEAKING TO YOUR LOCAL CAUSE REP! DOING SO ONLY DELAYS THE APPLICATION PROCESS!!
EVERY PERSON WHO HAS SENT IN AN APPLICATION WITHOUT FIRST SPEAKING TO A LOCAL REP HAS BEEN DENIED AND HAD TO REDO THE PROCESS!!
Below you will find the application for a CAUSE Foundation grant. These funds are intended to be a short-term bridge to help United Airlines Flight Attendants and their dependents in times of illness, injury, or disability. Our objective is to help with the basic necessities through an unexpected difficulty, or to provide breathing room while more permanent arrangements are made in a long-term situation. We can assist with excess medical bills but cannot pay credit card debt or other personal financial obligations.
We realize this may be a difficult process for you and want to make it as easy as possible. Before you begin this application, it is important that you call your CAUSE domicile representative. It is preferable that you fill out your application with your CAUSE representative, but if you are unable to do so, please help us help you by doing the following: Read everything before filling out the application. A complete application is required before any grant can be considered.
Once all the information has been received, our policy requires that two CAUSE committee members review your application to determine the amount granted. The amounts are decided on a case-by-case basis according to need and the availability of funds. The number of applicants requesting assistance can impact that amount and ongoing assistance may vary monthly due to the volume of requests.
The funds received from the CAUSE Foundation are grants. They are not taxable, nor do we ask that they be paid back. This is money our flying partners have donated to help us help each other. We have an obligation to spend it as wisely and carefully as possible.
We want to assure you that this process is confidential. The Health Insurance Portability and Privacy Act requires your written permission for any information about your situation to be discussed outside the Foundation.
We are here to help, and we promise to assist you as quickly as possible. Please understand, though, that this process can take several weeks to complete. Every CAUSE volunteer representative is a full time Flight Attendant, and our schedules may prohibit us from getting back to you as quickly as we would like. Feel free to contact us at any time, and we will return your call as soon as we can.
Please read the “stop sign” page below carefully, before downloading the application.
You will need these documents downloaded on your computer to complete our application process:
- Most recent Medical note or Absence Certificate
- Copies of pay stubs from the last 2 months flown (1st and 16th) 4 pay stubs total
- If applicable, spouses pay stubs from the last 2 months
- All bank statements from the previous 2 months. Just the bank statement pages, even if the last page is blank. If your statement is 6 pages, we need all 6 pages
- Latest 401K statement
- Tax returns from the previous 2 years…JUST THE FIRST 2 PAGES OF YOUR ACTUAL RETURN THAT SHOWS INCOME AND DEPENDANTS!
- Copy of your sick leave balance from your Pay Register in CCS.
To avoid delays in your application please contact your local CAUSE Rep for assistance with this process.