Under New York State Law,
the RF provides insurance coverage to replace a portion of your income when
you are unable to work because of an illness or injury that was not caused by
your job. The RF pays the insurance cost for all employees and enrollment is
- After a seven calendar
day waiting period, you receive 50 percent of your average salary for the
eight weeks prior to disability, up to the maximum benefit established under
the New York State Disability Benefits Law (currently $170 per week).
- You can receive benefits
while you remain disabled, up to 26 weeks.
- Submit your medical claims
to your health insurance plan.
- There is no waiting period
if eligibility was established with a previous employer. If eligibility was
not previously established, coverage begins:
- After 4 consecutive
weeks of service for full-time employees
- After 25 regular
work days for part-time employees
For more information, refer
to the Statement
of Rights, and New
York State Disability Benefits.
File a Claim
If your disability absence will exceed seven calendar days, contact your campus
benefits office to get the documents and information necessary to obtain disability
You and your physician should
complete a New
York State Disability Claim Form (DB-450) and file it with your campus benefits