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Temporary and Long Term Disability

Temporary Disability Benefit

If you suffer a non-work-related disability, you may file a Temporary Disability Insurance claim within 30 days of the start of the disability.

  • Benefit provides income replacement of up to 66% of average weekly wage for up to 26 weeks
  • Maximum weekly benefit in 2018 = $637
  • All accrued sick time must be used first
  • Birth of a child qualifies as condition of temporary disability for the mother

To file a claim:

  • Complete Part One of Disability Claim form and have your doctor complete Part Two
  • Return the form to University Human Resources. UHR will complete Part Three and mail the completed form to the State Division of Temporary Disability Insurance

Long Term Disability - ABP

If you are expected to be disabled for six months or longer, you may be eligible for Long Term Disability.

  • Benefit is 60% of pre-disability salary
  • Medical insurance continues by paying required employee premiums
  • Employee (5%) and employer (8%) contributions are made on behalf of employee
  • Life insurance continues at the full amount

Disability Retirement - PERS/PFRS

Ordinary Disability Retirement is available for PERS members with 10 or more years of pension service or PFRS members with 4 or more years of pension service who become totally and permanently disabled.

  • Complete an Application for Retirement Allowance via the Member Benefits Online System (MBOS)
  • Send a copy of the Summary of Retirement Application Information to University Human Resources