A 50% reduction in membership dues, Society dues, other subscriptions and assessments are available to a member or applicant who informs the IEEE Operations Center office that he/she: (1) has become involuntarily unemployed and is seeking reemployment, or (2) has become voluntarily unemployed for reasons of raising children. A statement of continued unemployment shall be provided with each annual dues payment. In the case of voluntary unemployment, the provisions of this bylaw shall not exceed four years. The reduced payments may not be made in installments.
IEEE membership dues and assessments, if any, shall be waived for those members who become permanently disabled. "Permanent disability" shall mean a medically determinable physical or mental impairment that (1) renders the individual incapable of performing any substantial gainful employment, (2) can be expected to be of long-continued and indefinite duration or result in death, and (3) is evidenced by a certification to this effect by a doctor of medicine approved by the executive director. The executive director shall determine the date on which the permanent disability shall have occurred if such determination is necessary.