Are benefits subject to taxes?

Benefits are subject to Federal taxes but are not subject to NJ State taxes.

How do I apply for TDI?

Obtain a Claim for Disability Benefits available online:            

  1. Complete PART A (employee’s section).
  2. Have your doctor complete PART B.
  3. University Human Resources will complete PART C and forward the form to the state.

Please note: If you are filing for Temporary Disability online with the state, Rutgers does not participate with the state online system. Please print out your claim summary and send it to University Human Resources.

  1. Send completed form to:

Fax #: 732-932-0047    or 
Rutgers University Human Resources
57 U.S. Highway 1, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 

How long does the process take?

Three to four weeks.

How much is the weekly benefit?

The weekly benefit is two-thirds of your average weekly wage with a maximum of $637 per week for 2018.

Is pregnancy covered?

Yes, eligibility for benefits is determined the same way as for any other disability.

What is duration of TDI?

Temporary Disability Insurance is available for up to 26 weeks.

What is the normal period covered for pregnancy?

Normally 4 weeks before and up to 6 weeks after the delivery date.

When should application be filed?

File within 30 days of the onset of disability.

When should application due to pregnancy be made?

Application should be made when the physician determines the condition to be disabling.

When will benefits become payable?

Benefits will become payable after all accrued sick time is used and the first seven consecutive days of each disability period have been satisfied.

Who is eligible?

Only faculty and staff are eligible for Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI). Rutgers students and teaching/graduate assistants are not eligible.

Will medical benefits continue?

Generally for up to 3 months. The employee pays normal payroll contributions.