Disability Benefits

Good health and the ability to work are assets we usually take for granted.  Earnings from work provide financial support for ourselves and our families.

The Plan protects you against financial emergencies that can occur if you are unable to work due to an off-the-job illness or injury.  It can also supplement Workers' Compensation payments if you are disabled due to an on-the-job illness or injury while employed by the Department.

You are eligible for Disability Benefits from the Plan if you are a Full Member and you are contributing to the Plan at the onset of your disabling condition. (See Membership/Contributions for a description of Full Membership.)

First Two Weeks of Disability

After Two Weeks of Disability Leave

Leave of Absences

Limitations of Rights