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Jan. 13 is the deadline to use your Teacher’s Choice funds

You should submit your receipts for Teacher's Choice purchases made between Aug. 1, 2022, and Jan. 13, 2023, along with the Teacher’s Choice Accountability Form detailing your purchases, by Jan. 17, 2023, to your payroll secretary.

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Use the union’s advocacy tool to help English language learners

UFT members can use the union’s English language learners complaint form to advocate for English language learners.

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Teacher’s Choice for 2022-23 school year

Thanks to the union’s advocacy, UFT-represented educators will be reimbursed for some out-of-pocket expenses through Teacher’s Choice at the same levels as the previous school year. Teachers will once again receive about $250.

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Virtual counseling, anytime

As part of its expanded offerings of mental health support for members and their families, MAP formed a partnership with HelloHero, a clinical organization offering long-term, high-quality mental health care for adults and children. 

Coronavirus Covid-19

COVID-related funeral funding

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is offering financial assistance of up to $9,000 per burial to those who have paid for funeral expenses due to COVID-19.

Tax deductions for educators

Deductions available to educators when filing taxes

Eligible educators can deduct from their federal income taxes up to $250 of unreimbursed expenses from 2021 for books, supplies, computer equipment (including related software and services), other equipment and supplementary materials they use in the classroom, according to the IRS.