The U of T Family Plan Assistance Fund (UFPAF) is for members who pay out-of-pocket enrolment fees to add their spouse and/or their dependent child(ren) to their U of T student or postdoc plan.
Who is eligible to apply to the fund?
The Unit 1 IHPAF is disbursed in two rounds. Anyone who meets the following criteria is eligible to apply: (a) Either you have performed at least 30 hours of Unit 1 work between September 1st, 2023 and the application deadline, if you are applying in Round 1, or you have secured at least 30 hours of Unit 1 work between September 1st, 2023 and August 31st, 2024, if you are applying in Round 2. (b) You paid fees to add your spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to your UofT base plan in the current academic year.
What is an eligible expense?
Eligible expenses include the fees you paid to enrol your spouse and/or dependent child(ren) to your UofT base plan in the current academic year. UofT base plans include: the GSU plan (graduate students), the PDF plan (postdoctoral fellows), the UTSU plan (undergraduate students), the APUS plan (part-time students), and the SCSU plan (undergraduate students, UTSC).
How much money will I get?
The fund reimburses a percentage of the cost of adding your spouse and/or dependents to your UofT student or postdoc base plan.
The UFPAF has been allocated $140,000 for the current year. If there are monies left over after the fund has reimbursed 100% of all eligible claims, the remainder of the monies will be reallocated to the SWAF for that year.
When will I get my money?
Applications for the first round will be open between February 1st and February 28th. Disbursements will follow in May 2024.
There will be a second round of applications from July 1st to July 31st. This is to allow members who were not eligible in February (because they haven’t reached the 30 hour work requirement) to apply. Disbursements will follow in October 2024.
What if I lost my receipt?
If you lost your receipt for the coverage of your spouse/dependent, you can call Student Care at 1-866-416-8707 to request a copy of your receipt.
How do I apply?
When the application opens on February 1, the form will be available online and accessible through the Member Portal (found by scrolling up to the top right of this page).
A complete application for the UFPAF will include: (a) the UFPAF Application Form, and (b) supporting documentation—a receipt showing you paid to add your spouse and/or dependents to your UofT student or postdoc base plan in the current academic year (email confirmation showing the amount paid is sufficient). Please note that if you are claiming fees for your spouse/dependent child(ren), the receipt(s) must show their full name(s) and period of coverage.
You will receive an immediate confirmation email for each application you submit. PLEASE NOTE: if you do not receive a confirmation email you did not successfully submit the application.
If you do not have (a) a membership card (i.e., you do not have a CUPE No., found on the left-hand side of the Portal home page), you will be directed to fill out a Membership Application Form (also found on the ‘Forms’ tab). When your membership application is processed, the UFPAF Application Form will be accessible through the portal.
PLEASE NOTE: processing membership applications can take up to one hour. Failure to fill out a membership application in a timely way is not grounds for submitting a late application. If you experience any issues during the application process, please see the Fund Application FAQ for answers to commonly asked questions.