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SHORT-TERM DISABILITY 

1. Faculty: Faculty members who are at least half-time will continue to be paid their regular salary for occasional absences because of illness or injury; faculty who are less than half-time are not eligible for short-term disability.  Eligible faculty members who are absent for six or more consecutive working days due to illness or injury should apply for short-term disability, which is 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.  Due to faculty's unique teaching and semester-driven responsibilities, the faculty member will then be placed on unpaid leave.  If the medical leave is approved by the insurance provider, salary will then be continued along with a retroactive payment to the date of disability.  The length of short-term disability will be determined by Wesleyan's Short-Term Disability insurance provider, but can be no longer than six months.  

2. Staff: 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. Employees who work less than 975 hours per year are not eligible for short-term disability.  Eligible employees who are absent for six or more consecutive working days due to such an illness or injury should apply for short-term disability, which is 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.  The length of short-term disability will be determined by Wesleyan's Short-Term Disability insurance provider, but can be no longer than six months. If approved, the claim 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: Disability Plan