The Assistance Program promotes and sustains wholeness in those who are called or employed by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) or a PC(USA)-affiliated employer. The program provides critical financial assistance to retired and active members in need of support.
“The joy I knew in serving the Church for many years is renewed each time I realize the caring ties continue through … your tangible gift [from the Assistance Program].”
— Housing Supplement recipient
The Assistance Program embodies the connectional Church at its best, in giving and receiving. No dues support the program. Rather, it is funded by gifts, legacies, endowments, and one-half of the Christmas Joy Offering. These giving opportunities provide a way for caring Presbyterians to support those who serve the Church during their times of need.
The Assistance Program offers eight distinct programs:
If you represent a mid council or employer and know of a PC(USA) minister, employee, or survivor with a financial need, or if you are a plan member and unsure if you are eligible for assistance, call the Board of Pensions at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) to discuss how we might help.