About HASSRA - How Do I Join?

Who can join?

Membership of HASSRA is open to all staff working in or retired from:

• the Department of Health, or

• the Department for Work and Pensions, or

• the Food Standards Agency, or

• these organisations’ executive agencies and related bodies.

Staff employed by private contractors working on departmental business may also apply.

Alternatively, you can apply to join the HASSRA National Associate Membership Scheme (NAMS) which is open to:

·        Previous employees of Department of Health, Department for Work and Pensions [DWP], Food Standards Agency, or any of these orga­nisa­tions’ Executive Agencies, Arms-Length Bodies [ALB] or qualifying Contractors.

·        DH/DWP staff on unpaid leave i.e. Career Break, Carer’s Leave, Maternity Leave or SLWOP

·        Current employees of a DH ALB where payroll deductions cannot be taken

·        Current agency employees with any of our qualifying employers/­contactors where payroll deductions cannot be taken.

For more information, please see National Associate Membership Scheme rules.

National Associate Membership Scheme (NAMS) – membership application form and lottery application form

How much does it cost?

At just £2.10 per month HASSRA provides excellent value for money and offers exactly the same membership benefits for both ordinary and national associate members. The monthly subscription is deductible from your salary or civil service pension or payable 12 months in advance if you belong to the HASSRA National Associate Membership scheme.

Your regional HASSRA office will be able to tell you more.

What do I have to do to join?

It couldn’t be easier. Membership applications and new and replacement membership cards are just a click away.

If you work for DWP select here.

If you don’t work for DWP, complete the form here.

Make sure that youselect the correct ‘Submit Form’ button when returning your completed application.

To apply for National Associate Membership, complete the form here.