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Short-Term Disability (Staff)

Staff members are covered by New York State Disability after four weeks of employment. Premiums for this coverage are paid by the College. This benefit provides for employees in the event of a non-job related disability. The benefit provides fifty percent (50%) of a claimant's average weekly wage, but no more than the maximum benefit allowed (currently $170 per week). In addition to the mandated benefit, for those employees who are in benefit eligible positions the College offers a supplemental benefit that pays additional benefits up to a maximum of $400 per week (including NYS benefit).

Benefits are paid for a maximum of 26 weeks of disability during 52 consecutive weeks. For employed workers, there is a 7-day waiting period for which no benefits are paid and medical/sick time (if available) is used at 100%. Benefit rights begin on the eighth consecutive day of disability.

Ithaca College's Short Term Disability administrator is Liberty Mutual (1.800.713.7384)

For more information on Short Term Disability, please review section 3.9.15.2.6 of the Policy Manual or click here. Short Term Disability runs concurrent with FMLA (section 3.9.15.2.1).