Dental, optical and hospital benefits

(Available to Fórsa members from the ‘former CPSU’ constituency only)

Members of Fórsa who are in grades formerly represented by the CPSU (ie, civil service clerical officer grades) pay a higher union subscription than other Fórsa members and, therefore, retain access to a ‘benefits fund’ that provides certain dental, optical and hospital benefits formerly available to CPSU members.

If they leave the grades of the former CPSU constituency, they are no longer eligible for these benefits, and their rate of union subscription is reduced accordingly.

The application form for these benefits, which should only be completed by Fórsa members currently working in former CPSU grades, is available HERE*.

*This form can be printed off, filled in and returned by post to the benefits section along with your receipts and payslip with the PPS redacted. Alternatively, it may be downloaded to your computer desktop, filled in electronically and attached to an email addressed to along with a scan or photo of your receipts and payslip with the PPS redacted.