Why do I need it? When determining if you need Short Term Disability, consider your leave balances.
- If you do not elect STD as a new hire and later decide you may need it, there will be a longer waiting period for an illness or pregnancy before benefits are payable during your first year of coverage.
- If you are a New Hire or have low leave balances, STD may help protect your income if you are unable to work.
- If you have any saved leave time, you may be required to use your leave and only receive a minimum payment while you are out on leave.
- STD is offset (reduced) by any regular pay, annual leave, or sick leave you receive while on STD. Note: donated leave does not reduce your STD benefit payment.
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