This is easy; all you have to do is fill in the online application found via the DPF website home page. The completed online form will be sent to DPF Head Office, where it will be processed and passed on to the DBS Pay Team, who will begin the subscriptions from your monthly salary.
The subscription rate at present is £19.14 per month. Subscription rates are reviewed at Annual Conference.
If you are not in receipt of a “salary on the grounds of ill health” (DPF Rules & Constitution. Rule 25 (1)b), please contact your Area Secretary or DPF Head Office if you are unsure who this is. You will then need to complete a Repayment of Subscriptions online form via the DPF website, which will be submitted online to DPF Head Office. Once this form has been processed, you will be reimbursed for any subscriptions paid since your salary ceased.
Whilst on LTS you are still classified as a Federation member with full entitlements. When you return to work, please check your payslip to ensure your DPF subscriptions have been re-started; if not, simply complete a membership application on the DPF website, which will be submitted to DPF Head Office online.
Your Federation subscriptions will have stopped with your pay. (Any matters that may have been outstanding before your Career Break, will of course be dealt with by the Federation, in accordance with the DPF Rules & Constitution). When you return to work, simply complete a membership application online which will be submitted to DPF Head Office; your membership benefits will be reinstated once your application is processed.
If you have been out of the Federation you can apply to re-join by completing the online form on the DPF website. Your details will be forwarded to your Branch Representative and Area Secretary, together with a declaration made by you, that you have no disciplinary matters outstanding, and that the Federation will not be held financially responsible for any matters that come to light during your period of absence from the Federation. The facts will be placed before the NEC for their approval. On acceptance, your application will be processed and your membership benefits will be reinstated.
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