Enrollees in the Voluntary Legal Service Plan, sponsored by PEF Membership Benefits Program, receive personalized attention from Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C., a nationally networked law firm in New York State. By virtue of their experience, national reputation, highly sophisticated systems, proprietary software, and procedures, the firm can also tap into the expertise of partners across the country.
For the past 25 years, Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. has demonstrated their ability to deliver a very high level of client satisfaction. Their specialties include, but are not limited, to elder law, real estate, landlord/tenant law, criminal defense, matrimonial, bankruptcy, adoption, civil litigation, and negligence. The firm’s combined mix of insight, business acumen, legal talent, and responsiveness have earned them the peer review rating of “A-V”, the highest rating that a law firm can be awarded by the ranking authority, Martindale-Hubbell.
For an affordable annual fee, you can access a powerful team of legal experts at substantially reduced rates.
Once enrolled, plan coverage applies to the PEF Retiree and family members as follows:
Call a toll-free number for legal advice and consultation. Legal advice, from experienced attorneys, is available weekdays from 9am to 5pm EST. For urgent matters outside of these business hours there is a toll-free Legal Hotline available 24/7/365.
Legal letters and telephone calls concerning consumer protection matters and credit resolutions made on your behalf.
Did you know if you pass away without a Will then the State decides many important decisions such as who raises your children and how your assets get divided and distributed? This plan includes the creation of a Free Simple Will or the updating of an existing one (updates free every year), utilizing the help of an experienced attorney.
Covered individual is entitled to two (2), one-hour, free initial office consultations per calendar year with the National Legal Office or Participating Referral Attorney. The consultation can not be used to reduce the “Plan Maximum Fees” listed or for estate planning purposes.
Feldman, Kramer & Monaco, P.C. is highly networked nationwide. Should you have a problem that cannot be resolved on the telephone or by correspondence, you will be referred to a Legal Services Plan licensed attorney in your area at the rate of $225.00 an hour or 40% reduction from their hourly rate, whichever is lower.
Retiree Voluntary Legal Plan Costs:
Active, dues-paying PEF Retirees have two payment options for enrollment in the Legal Service Plan.
Option #1: Pension Deduction for $36.00/yr — Deduct the annual legal service rate from your New York State Pension and receive the plan for $36 per year (pension deduction is monthly)
Option #2: Direct Pay using a one-time fee for $36.00/yr — and pay via one of the methods below:
The Direct Pay option must be renewed annually.
If, after reading your Legal Plan Certificate of Coverage, you are not satisfied for any reason at all, simply return the certificate within 30 days and you will receive a full refund. This is a risk-free plan.
To purchase your Retiree Voluntary Legal Service Plan via your Visa/Mastercard (Credit/debit) card over the phone, call 1-800-342-4306 ext. 243, opt. 3.
To request that a Voluntary Legal Service Plan/Pension Deduction form be emailed/mailed to you, call PEF Membership Benefits Program at 1-800-342-4306 ext. 243, opt 3.