Disability Information

Short Term Disability

Our Short Term Disability plan involves allocating a set number of sick days per month to the employee. The purpose of the accumulated sick days is to cover the waiting period.

Application for Long Term Disability benefits is mandatory for a prolonged illness/disability which may exceed 17 weeks (85 working days). An application must be submitted by the employee to the Long Term Disability carrier in the period of 9 to 11 weeks following onset of the illness/disability. No sick leave shall be paid out after the 17 week period (85 working days) if the employees’ claim has been approved. An employee may be entitled to sick leave if the Long Term Disability claim is denied.

For more information about your sick days benefits, visit Vacation and Sick Leave Information.


If you have medical, vision, and dental coverage, you are likely eligible for sick day benefits. Check the details on your offer letter to determine if you are eligible, or contact the Office of Human Resources. 

Long Term Disability