Fraternal Benefit Association Law and Legal Definition
Fraternal benefit association refers to an association working in unison to accomplish some worthy object. The members of a fraternal benefit association join together to aid and assist one another and to promote the common cause.
A fraternal benefit association is defined as "any corporation, society, order or voluntary association without a capital stock, organized and carried on solely for the mutual benefit of its members and their beneficiaries, and not for profit, by a lodge system with ritualistic form of work and a representative form of government, and which may make provision for the payment of benefits”. [Raggio v. Woodmen of World Life Ins. Soc., 228 S.C. 340, 353 (S.C. 1955)].