Human Resources


Eligible faculty members will continue to be paid their regular salary for occasional absences because of illness or injury. Eligible faculty members who are absent for more than six consecutive working days due to illness or injury will be paid regular salary up to a maximum of six months subject to approval by Wesleyan’s Short Term Disability insurance provider. Please contact the Benefits Office in Human Resources for directions on how to file a claim.

Employees who work at least 975 hours per year will continue to receive their normal salary for occasional absences because of non-work related illness or injury. Absences for six or more consecutive days due to such an injury or illness will be paid according to the following short-term disability schedule:*

Length of service


100% pay for up to:

Then, at 60% for up to:

Less than two years

One month

Five additional months

Two to three years

Two months

Four additional months

Three to four years

Three months

Three additional months

Four to five years

Four months

Two additional months

Five to six years

Five months

One additional month

Six or more years

Six months

Not applicable

* Eligibility for short-term disability payments are subject to approval by Wesleyan's short-term disability insurance provider.

For more information, please refer to: Short Term Disability Plan Summary


Long Disability Absences


For a disability of longer than six months, eligible employees may receive coverage for additional benefits provided under the University’s long-term disability insurance program, which is administered by Wesleyan’s long-term disability insurance provider in coordination with Social Security. Employees approved for long-term disability will continue to receive long-term disability benefits as long as they are medically approved but their employment will end when their short term disability expires. They will be eligible to participate in the group health insurance plan until age 65.

For more information, please refer to: Long Term Disability Plan Summary