In response to COVID-19, the Fund Office is closed, with limited staff performing essential functions remotely. The Fund Office has activated its business continuity plan to continue to provide service to our participants and participating employers during this situation. Please see the Fund-specific information below.

Pension Fund – Pension payments will continue to be made as scheduled. Current payees may experience delays when updating an address or direct deposit information. Applications for benefits will continue to be processed but there may be some processing delays. 

USW 401(k) – Contributions are continuing to be processed daily.

USW HRA Fund – Claims are continuing to be reviewed. If the review cannot be completed in 30 days, the Fund will notify participants of the need to extend an additional 15 days.

How do I sign up for direct deposit?

You will need to either:

  • Fill out a form. Note: You do not need a separate form to change your address.


  • Call the Fund Office at 1-800-251-4107.

Please note: direct deposit information taken over the phone must be recorded.

Before you fill out the form or call, be sure you know your bank’s routing number and your account number. If you have a checking account, this information can be found on the bottom of a check (see image).

**If you are using a reloadable debit card, the account number and routing number should be provided from the company who issues the cards. (The account number is not the number on the face of the card).


If you are unsure of the routing number and/or account number, call your bank to confirm.

Important Dates

The cutoff for changes before the pay cycle is the 15th of every month. For example, if you wanted to change your direct deposit for December 2012 payment, you would need to call on or before November 15, 2012. If you send in a form, it would need to be received on or before November 15, 2012. There is no guarantee that enrollments submitted after the 15th will be completed before the pay cycle. 

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