Local 47 Death Benefit & Beneficiary Assistance

Designated beneficiaries of Local 47 members are entitled to a $1,000 Death Benefit payment at the time of the member’s passing.

Please keep your designated beneficiary’s name and contact information current with Local 47. Many people who are named sole heir in a will are dismayed to learn they are not beneficiaries of the Local 47 Death Benefit due to an outdated card. Local 47 is not legally able to change a member's beneficiary through a will; we may only disburse the Death Benefit to the person(s) named on the beneficiary card.

Please also inform your beneficiary to keep the union advised of an address change. Sometimes re-use payments are received in the office years after a member’s death, and there is no way for us to locate the beneficiary.

If you choose a minor as a beneficiary, it would be simpler to name your estate and/or your executor on your beneficiary card with your will stating you wish the proceeds to go to the minor. That eliminates the need for a parent to obtain legal guardianship of the minor before the benefit can be paid.

Update Your Beneficiary Card

Members may electronically fill out your Local 47 Beneficiary Card, sign it (wet-ink signature), and send it to: Local 47 Beneficiary Dept., 3220 Winona Ave. Burbank CA 91504.

To check your beneficiary information on file, or for information about the Local 47 Death Benefit, please email benefits@afm47.org or call 323.993.3159.