Financial instability causes stress, making it more challenging to care for ourselves and for others. As the agency of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) that administers benefits, and provides assistance and education, the Board of Pensions is keenly aware of unmet financial needs among our members. The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions plays an important role in the Board’s support of wholeness.
Supported by the donations of generous individuals, the Assistance Program provides grants to those in need, including ministers, retirees, and members who serve the Church as well as members who work for organizations affiliated with the PC(USA), such as senior housing and care facilities, colleges and universities, and camps and conference centers.
The Assistance Program embodies our connectional Church at its best and is one way we express care for one another and for those who serve the Church. It can help you — and all eligible members of the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA) — with financial assistance.
The following grants are available to all eligible members enrolled in the Medical Plan or Defined Benefit Pension Plan.
The following grants are available to PC(USA) ministers enrolled in Pastor’s Participation or Minister’s Choice benefits packages. Eligibility varies by grant.
The following grants are available to retirees who receive a retirement or survivor’s pension from the Defined Benefit Pension Plan. Eligibility varies by grant.
For ministers and other staff serving PC(USA)-related organizations
Presbyterian Mission Agency’s Financial Aid for Service is offering EdAssist through PeopleJoy to ministers and any other staff serving any PC(USA)-related organization. Register for a webinar presented by PeopleJoy on Thursday, May 12, at 3 p.m. ET to begin the coaching process. If eligible, you will be contacted by PeopleJoy with instructions for scheduling your appointment. Learn more about this student loan debt support.
If you think you may be eligible to receive a grant through the Assistance Program, we welcome your call at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).
The funds that support the Assistance Program are freely given by generous individuals, and 100 percent of each gift received supports the program. If you don’t need financial assistance and are in a position to help others who do, we welcome your gift today.