Benevolent Fund

GUIDELINES

BENEVOLENT FUND

The Objectives of the IEM Benevolent Fund is to provide relief to persons who are incapacitated by or suffering from hardship, sickness, age, accident or other infirmity (whether bodily or mental) and who are unable to pay for their own care.   The persons qualified to receive such relief shall be;

  1. Persons who are for the time being or have at any time been corporate members or non corporate members of the Institution of Engineers, Malaysia (‘the past and present members’) or
  2. Wives, husbands, widows, widowers, children or other relatives or dependants of such past and present members, or
  3. Any other persons that the Trustees may in their discretion deem fit to.

 

THE BENEFICIARIES

The following identification could be classified into two categories i.e.;

  • Who are incapacitated by sickness, age, accident or other infirmity (whether bodily or mental) and who are unable to pay
    for their own care;

    (a).   The relief of maintenance of the members of the IEM
    (b).   Their spouses (including any former spouse)
    (c).   Their children (including adopted and step children)
    (d).   Other dependants of members;

  • When in distressed circumstances;

    (a).   The relief of maintenance of the members of the IEM
    (b).   Their spouses (including any former spouse)
    (c).   Their children (including adopted and step children)
    (d).   Other dependants of members;

 

The fund could also do any act matter or thing which may appear to the Management Committee to be incidental or conducive towards carrying out or attaining the objectives of the IEM Benevolent Fund and which may lawfully be undertaken by a benevolent society.

APPLICATION

  1. A formal application must be submitted to the Institution providing a background and/or reasons for the need to apply for the funds.
  2. Application should be made by the member or next of kin e.g. member, wife or children etc, who shall be the beneficiary of the fund.
  3. Evidence of proof e.g. death certificate, birth certificate of beneficiary, marriage certificate, medical certification, hospitalization evidence to be provided as proof of relationship to the member or members’ own infirmity due to unable to pay for such expenses due to health or accidents.
  4. To propose an amount that is requested from the Fund and the justification for the said amount.   The period that the fund is required or a lump sum contribution needed to be specified.
  5. Declaration of other forms of entitlement e.g. insurance scheme available, donation from welfare organisations, professional indemnity, contribution of friends/relatives, etc.
  6. Assets, bank savings and any loans, liabilities or other commitments to be made known.
  7. In cases of accidental or sudden death, the name of the lawyer to handle the legal matters to be known.

 

QUANTUM OF AWARDS

Lost of Capabilities – Accident and Sickness
  1. Age not above 60 years of age.
  2. Monthly benefit of approximately RM300.00 for not more than RM20, 000.00 or not more than 3 years.
  3. Hospitalisation and medication amount not more than RM6, 000.00.
  4. Lump Sum donation should not exceed RM35, 000.00.
  5. Quarterly payment of monthly benefit amount can be made for amount not more than RM35, 000.00.

 

Dependant of Sudden or Accidental Death

  1. Age limit not essential for next of kin e.g. spouses, etc.
  2. Awards to assist only during period of distress e.g. not more than 2 years or until death duties and estate matters are settled.
  3. Children dependant below 18 years old at RM200.00 per child to the maximum of 5 children.
  4. Total allocation per month would not exceed RM2, 000.00 for a period of not more than 2 or 3 years.
  5. The payment is made in advance on quarterly basis.
  6. Lump sum amount may be considered upon special request.

 

Other Contribution and Requests

  1. To be approved at the discretion of the Standing Committee on Welfare and Service Matters and the Executive Committee of the Council.
  2. As an initial request the Committee could consider based on case to case basis and on merits an out right sum of not more than RM5, 000.00 for grieve expenses.   The amount shall be decided by the Standing Committee on Welfare and Service Matters and thereafter notify Excomm.

PROCEDURES

The Appeal should, in chronological order
  1. Application letter to be presented to the Standing Committee on Welfare and Service Matters for approval.
  2. A team is set up and sends to interview the applicant (s), within a month of receipt of the application, and a report to be submitted to the Standing Committee on Welfare and Service Matters for consideration.
  3. To seek the approval from the Trustee of the Funds and inform Trustees of the case.
  4. The report is tabled with the minutes of the Standing Committee and the proposal for the quantum of payment is made to the Excomm.
  5. Letter to inform the applicant of the status of the matter and the award

 

 

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