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Benefits: Short Term Disability

Disability Benefits are temporary cash benefits to replace, in part, wages lost when disabled by an off-the-job injury or illness.

Disability benefits are paid jointly by the employer and the employee. The employee contributes ½ of 1% bi-weekly wages, but not more than $1.20 per pay period. The employer (SUNY Orange) pays the balance of the premium.

Disability Benefits are equal to 50% of the disabled employee's average weekly wages (based on the last 8 weeks of employment), with maximum weekly benefit of $170, and a minimum weekly benefit of $20 (or the average weekly wage if less that $20)

Benefits are payable for the maximum of 26 weeks during any period of 52 consecutive weeks.

Please contact Human Resources for more detailed information.