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LA County SEIU 721 represented employees have the opportunity to enter a lottery to win a public transportation subsidy.* The first 1000 awardees randomly selected in the lottery will receive $50 per month for 8 months through the Commuter Benefit Plan (CBP) beginning June 1, 2015.

Subsidies will offset the cost of monthly transit passes purchased each month (applied to pretax deduction). A monthly administrative fee will be deducted from after tax dollars so subsidy net amount applied will be $46.26. The time period to enter into the lottery drawing is Jan. 15 through 5:00 pm on Feb 27, 2015.

Lottery winners will be announced on March 3, 2015.

Please fill out the registration form online at:
Registration forms may also be mailed, faxed, or delivered in person to:
SEIU Local 721, 1545 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90017.
Fax is 213-380-0118.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible?
SEIU 721 represented employees who do not already receive subsidies and who join LA County’s
Commuter Benefit Plan and purchase monthly passes.

Who already receives subsidies and is NOT eligible?
Civic Center Employees (Civic Center means the area bounded by Fremont Ave, 1st Street, Spring Street, and the 101 Freeway), Vanpool participants, and individuals who already receive discounts.

What are the requirements to enter the lottery?
To enter, all eligible represented employees must submit a complete registration form including a pledge to abide by the rules of the program.

What are the requirements if you win?
● You must register with the County’s Commuter Benefit Plan (CBP) by April 10, 2015, in order to receive your subsidy by June 1, 2015.** Subsidies will be
awarded for 8 months for initial winners.
● If you fail to register with CBP by April 10, 2015, you will be removed from the program, and replaced with the next person on the waiting list.***
● Lottery winners must commit to buying monthly passes for all 8 calendar months beginning April 10, 2015. Wageworks will need two months to apply
subsidy to lottery winners; thus subsidies will first be awarded on June 1, 2015.

The County’s CBP allows you to use pre-tax dollars to pay for public transportation which reduces your overall tax burden. Read more information here:

Questions? Call the SEIU 721 Member Connection at (877) 721-4YOU (4968)

** If lottery winners are already enrolled in CBP, no need to reregister. You will receive your first subsidy on June 1, 2015.
***If chosen from the waiting list, you will receive the remainder of the original winner’s subsidies (for ex., if initial winner disqualified after 2 months, you will receive 6 months of subsidy).

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