A total of $45.00 (non-refundable application fee of $25.00 plus the first month's dues of $20.00) must accompany the application and certification form - both must be notarized. Note: Application fee was effective July 1, 2002 and dues increased from $10.00 to $20.00 effective July 1, 2003.
Once accepted for membership, a member must pay dues of $20.00 per month. If employment is terminated, their membership in the Fund terminates unless they are eligible for retirement benefits or are granted a maximum 12 months Leave of Absence.
Each individual accepted will receive a Membership Certificate. Included in the membership acceptance package will be forms that allow the member to pay dues by payroll deduction (if offered by their agency) or monthly bank draft. (See "How Do I Pay Dues?")
One of the most important items overlooked by members is keeping their address current. Members are responsible for informing the Fund on employment, address, and beneficiary changes. (See "How Do I Change My Address or Beneficiary?" or "How Do I Change Agencies?"
The Membership Application and Certification by Employing Agency Form may be downloaded and printed out (don't forget to have both notarized). Mail to our office with check or money order for $45.00 payable to Peace Officers' Annuity & Benefit Fund, P.O. Box 56, Griffin, GA 30224.