The Michigan Professional Fire Fighters Union held a press conference on February 14th to announce our endorsement of Gretchen Whitmer for Governor. Special thanks to L421-Lansing for their assistance. You can view a video of the press conference here. Learn more about Gretchen and find out why she will make a great Governor by clicking here.
First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund Application for Benefits
Pursuant to Public Act 515 of 2014 the First Responder Presumed Coverage Fund was created.(AKA Cancer Presumption Law) The Director of the Workers' Compensation Agency is the administrator of the Fund. The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) has created a webpage explaining the process to apply for benefits.
ANYONE that meets the critera listed on this webpage should FIRST SUBMIT A WORKERS COMP CLAIM with your employer.
After that workers comp claim has been submitted you should than complete the application for benefits on the LARA website listed above.
If you have any questions on the administration of this fund, you may also contact the Claims Processing Division at 517-284-8912. You can also watch this informative previously recorded webinar for additional information. Call the MPFFU office for other general questions. 734-675-0206.
Fire Fighters Assistance Program
Confidential FFAP Hotline: 1.888.731.FIRE Available 24/7
Free CONFIDENTIAL telephone assistance for MPFFU members, retirees, and their families
Get answers to your questions and concerns.
Find resoucres for information, treatment, and support.
Know your conversation is confidential.
Get referrals to quality professional care.
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MPFFU License Plate
The branch offices of the Secretary of State now require individuals to provide proof of MPFFU membership to obtain the MPFFU License Plate. You must show either your IAFF membership card or a letter from the MPFFU verifying that you are a member or eligible retiree to obtain the plate. Please call 734-675-0206 to obtain a proof of membership letter. If you see a non-member with the MPFFU plate on their vehicle, please contact the MPFFU with the plate number. The SOS will make the individual return the plate if they are not a member of our organization.