Disability - CalHR

Disability Benefits

Workers' Compensation

Death Benefit for Industrial Injuries

Employee Designation:  Manager, Supervisor, Confidential, and Excluded
References:  Labor Code 4700 – 4709
The dependents of employees that die as a result of an industrial injury or illness may be entitled to compensation which paid at the TD rate. The minimum weekly payment is $224. The benefit also provides a burial allowance of up to $5,000 for injuries occurring on or after 1/1/91 and prior to 1/1/13, and up to $10,000 for injuries occurring on or after 1/1/13.

Permanent Disability for Industrial Injuries

Employee Designation:  Manager, Supervisor, Confidential, and Excluded

References:  Labor Code 4650, 4658 - 4664

Employees that are injured on the job may be entitled to compensation for diminished future earning capacity if the injury/illness results in a permanent impairment.

Temporary Disability/Industrial Disability Leave

Employee Designation: Manager, Supervisor, Confidential, and Excluded

References: Labor Code 4650-4657; Govt. Code 19869 – 19877.1; CalHR Rule 599.755 – 599 769

Nontaxable benefits are available to employees who suffer a work-related illness or injury. Contact departmental Return-to-Work Coordinators for more information.

 

Employees that are injured on the job may be entitled to compensation for lost wages if the manager or supervisor is prevented from working full duty. This benefit is based on the employee's average weekly wage with minimum and maximum values set by the Legislature. Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) is paid in lieu of Temporary Disability (TD) for eligible State employees who are PERS or STRS members. IDL benefits are payable for a maximum of 52 weeks within a two-year period from the first day of disability. IDL is the full net salary for the first 22 days and thereafter, the payments are based on two-thirds of the employee’s normal gross salary. Supplementation with available leave credits is available for TD and IDL.

Non Work Related 

Nonindustrial Disability Insurance (NDI)

Employee Designation: Manager, Supervisor, Confidential, and Excluded
References:  CalHR Rules 599.770 - 599.778
For non-work-related illness or injury, employees who meet the eligibility requirements (Govt. Code Section 19878) will receive 50% of their gross pay up to $135 per week. Employees shall not be required to exhaust leave credits prior to receiving this benefit. Benefits are subject to a seven-day waiting period, which may be waived in the event of hospitalization. Benefits may last up to 26 weeks.

NDI with Annual Leave

Employee Designation:  Manager, Supervisor, Confidential, and Excluded
References:   Govt. Code 19879.1
For non-work-related illness or injury, employees who are enrolled in Annual Leave are eligible for taxable benefits equal to 50% of their gross pay.  This amount can be supplemented with leave credits to reach 75% or 100% salary levels.  Employees shall not be required to exhaust leave credits prior to receiving this benefit.  Benefits are subject to the same NDI waiting period and 26-week maximum described above.
 

Updated 4/29/2014