The IWA - Forest Industry Long Term Disability Trust and Plan was established in 1982 by an agreement between the I.W.A. and forest industry employers. The Plan pays a monthly disability benefit to members who have been off work for longer than six months due to illness or injury. The Plan also provides extended medical and dental benefits and offers rehabilitation services. There are currently about 401 companies participating and submitting contributions on behalf of approximately 12,000 members. The Plan is jointly funded by employers and members. The administration of the Plan is overseen by a Board of Trustees equally representing the United Steelworkers (formerly I.W.A. Canada) and forest industry employers.