Occasionally, ministers face instances of extreme financial need. In some of these cases, Pensions and Benefits USA can lighten the load with a direct cash subsidy. In addition to those benevolence plans listed below, there are other specialized benevolences as well. Requests for all such assistance come through the district superintendent and the district advisory board.

Emergency Medical Assistance

This plan helps cover emergency "hardship" medical expenses beyond the amount which is covered by regular insurance and Medicare.

Funeral Assistance

This plan helps pay funeral costs where there is no life insurance coverage or where such coverage is inadequate for funeral expenses.

Temporary Monthly Disability Assistance

For those ministers who have been determined by the Social Security Administration to be disabled, this plan pays a benefit to cover the "waiting period" before government payments begin.