NEA Member Assistance Program 

Receive help if the unexpected happens. 

NEA Member Benefits takes its role as a member advocate very seriously. In addition to providing financial, insurance, professional development, travel, and discount programs and services, it is an important part of our mission to assist members in times of need.

Whether members are facing financial challenges such as non- renewals, layoffs or salary cuts, or experiencing devastating losses due to a natural or other major disaster, we have resources available to help. Our Member Assistance Program offers personal assistance, online tools and information and temporary financial accommodations for NEA program participants. (Note: You must maintain membership in the Association to be eligible.)

Learn more at

Job Layoff Assistance

Some of the resources we offer to help members cope with a job loss and secure new employment include:

  • Job Layoff Checklist: These action items will help you cover your bases and protect yourself financially while searching or preparing for a new job.
  • Job Search Service: This free placement service helps educators find new teaching and administrative positions and other related jobs.

Learn more about Job Layoff Assistance at

Personal Assistance for Members

NEA Member Benefits Member Advocacy Center. The Member Advocacy Center is your central source for information about our programs and services. Representatives are available to assist you six days a week. Call 800-637-4636 or email

NEA Member Benefits Affiliate Relations Affiliate Relations (AR) is a field-based team supporting affiliates and members at the state and local levels. AR Specialists help members access our programs and services, including job layoff and disaster relief  assis -  tance . Find your state’s AR Specialist at

NEA Member Benefits Website. Find useful articles, financial calculators, tips on saving money and links to financial and insurance programs and consumer discounts, all at
We do our best to coordinate efforts with our program partners and state and local affiliates to achieve the greatest benefit for the members we jointly serve.