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Frequently Asked Questions


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How are my hours reported?

Employers are required to send copies of their ILA jurisdiction timesheets to the Fund and you are credited with the hours reported. If you are injured, employers or their insurance carriers send compensation reports. To see your hours and credits you may request a "detail history" or order one by calling the Interactive Voice Response at 757-423-3090.

When will I qualify for a Container Royalty benefit?

Eligibility to receive the Container Royalty Benefit will be determined as set forth below.

All employees qualify for the Container Royalty Benefit provided they have done the following:

  1. Worked three (3) years in the industry; and
  2. Worked 3,000 hours or more total; and
  3. Worked 1,000 hours in the qualifying year

If at any time an employee had a break in service of three (3) consecutive years of zero (0) hours, the employee shall be disqualified for Supplemental Cash Payment and must begin the qualification process again.

How will I know if I earn a Container Royalty Benefit?

You will receive a benefit statement in November which will show if you have earned a Container Royalty Benefit. You will be sent a check automatically if you earn a benefit.

How is the amount of the Container Royalty benefit determined?

Container carriers pay into the Container Royalty Fund tonnage assessments throughout the year. The total money collected minus a small reserve is divided by the number of eligible participants.

Will my spouse continue receiving Container benefits if I die?

Your beneficiary will receive unpaid container benefits that you qualified for before your death. It is your responsibility to keep your beneficiary designation up to date.

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