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Other Legal Benefits

The following services at the option of plan counsel are provided at the reduced rate, which has been negotiated by the Fund with Plan Counsel. Time utilized and fees charged for these matters will not affect the participant’s annual benefit.

1. Personal Injury Cases:

Thirty-three and one third percent (33 1/3%) contingent fee in personal injury matters such as automobile accidents and negligence cases.

2. Probate and Administration of Estate:

In each County there is a prescribed fee schedule for estate matters. Whenever the gross inventory of the estate exceeds Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), Plan Counsel charges the client a figure equaling seventy percent (70%) of that normal fee. In an estate valuing less than Ten Thousand Dollars ($10,000), the client will be charged one hundred percent (100%) of that normal fee. The county courts determine the allowable fees. The plan provides for a 30% reduction of this allowable fee for estates with gross inventories exceeding $10,000.

3. Workers’ Compensation Claims: Seventeen percent (17%) contingency fee.

4. Social Security Disability Claims: Twenty-one percent (21%) contingency fee.

5. Exhaustion of Maximum Legal Benefits:

Participants who exhaust their maximum benefits under the Plan have the right to require Plan Counsel to continue legal representation at the same reduced hourly rate which has been negotiated by the Fund with Plan Counsel, provided that the participant makes arrangements with Plan Counsel for the advance payment of such legal fees.

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