Nonindustrial Disability Insurance (NDI) is a benefit that provides income for an eligible employee who is disabled and unable to work due to non-work related injury or illness. This program is administered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) and provides up to 26 weeks (182 calendar days) of benefits, please refer to your Collective Bargaining Agreement for the current benefit rate.
The disabled employee must serve a seven (7) calendar day waiting period, commencing on the first full day of disability. If confined to a hospital or EDD approved nursing home for one full day, the waiting period may be waived. The waiting period may be with or without pay depending upon whether the employee has accrued sick leave, vacation, CTO, etc.
All accrued sick leave must be used before ANY NDI benefits can be paid. Use of accrued vacation, Personal Holiday or CTO is optional. If the employee elects to use any of these credits, all of the selected credits must be used. For example, if the employee elects to use accrued vacation, all of the accrued vacation must be used before NDI benefits will be paid.
NDI payments will be issued monthly. NDI benefits are considered a salary or wage and will be reported as earnings for tax purposes. Payments are adjusted as follows:
While receiving NDI payments, the employee will not accrue sick leave, vacation or service credit.
When an employee suffers a non-work related injury or illness and is required to be absent from work for an extended period of time they should:
The physician must complete and submit the claim form to the Employment Development Department for processing. The processing time will vary in each case depending on timely submission of the form by the employee and the physician.
Once authorization is received from the Employee Development Department, payments are made within 7-10 days through the CSUEB Payroll Services.
Note: It is the employee’s responsibility to see that the claim and the Doctor’s Certificate are filled out completely and mailed to the Employment Development Department address.
The chart below specifies the weekly benefit amount, as of June 2004, an eligible employee would qualify for based on employee category/collective bargaining identifier:
|Employee Category||Weekly NDI Benefit|
|Unit 1 (Physicians)||$250|
|Units 2, 5, 7, & 9 (CSUEU)||$250|
|Unit 3 (Faculty)||$125|
|Unit 4 (APC)||$250|
|Unit 6 (Skilled Trades)||$250|
|Unit 8 (Public Safety Officers)||$125|
|Confidential (C99) Employees||$250|
|Management Personnel Plan (MPP/M80)||$250|
|Excluded (E99, including TAs)||$125|
The above information is intended to be a quick summary and is not intended to be all inclusive of the eligibility, claim, and procedural requirements for obtaining NDI benefits.
This summary of Non-industrial Disability Insurance benefits is not to be construed as a substitute for the master contract. For further information on Nonindustrial Disability Insurance, contact the Office of Human Resources at (510) 885-3634.