Emergency Assistance:  Our very first program, and the primary purpose of SMEA, is to provide financial assistance to qualifying members that have experienced a financial hardship as the result of a catastrophic event.  Where there is a documented financial hardship resulting from a catastrophic event, SMEA helps and YOU help!

Examples of qualifying requests for assistance include, but are not limited to:

  • Current medical expenses related to catastrophic injury/illness/disease (Ambulance, ER, Surgery)
  • Loss of dependent household family (expenses when insurance coverage is inadequate)
  • Fires/Floods where significant loss is incurred and insurance coverage is inadequate

Other Resources.  Also included below are Assistance Resource Brochures for California and Nevada that may direct you to other assistance programs you may qualify for (PDFs).

  • (define as any person relying on your income)
  • (i.e. receipts, invoices, death certificate, any other documents showing proof of payment)
  • I represent and warrant that the statements contained herein are true, accurate and complete to the best of my knowlege. I further represent and warrant that I have not omitted any information known to me that would materially affect the information I have disclosed or, if known by SMEA, might affect the outcome of its decision. I understand that these statements will be presented to the Administrator of the Employee Assistance Fund and used in support of the above named Emergency Assistance Application. I also understand the Adminstrator may take such action as prescribed by law if any false or fraudulent statements have been used in this application process.

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