Disability Payments

How will NDI affect my CalPERS service credit, leave credits, and other employment benefits?

You will not:

  • Receive any CalPERS service credit (nor the State employer contribution).
  • Receive any sick leave, vacation or service credit.
  • Be eligible for Worker's Compensation Temporary Disability benefits nor Unemployment Insurance benefits while receiving benefits under this program

For more information about Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI), please visit the CSU Chancellor Disability Programs.

What are my options with NDI?

You may:

  • Continue all discretionary deductions (This will be done automatically unless otherwise advised).
  • Continue your medical, dental, and/or vision plans. (If you do, the State Employer contribution will also continue).
  • Be required to submit to an independent medical examination.
  • Decide to use accumulated vacation balance prior to receiving NDI benefits in order to retain full salary. (If so, you must exhaust your vacation leave balance prior to receiving NDI benefits).
Eligibility Requirements

Listed below are some of the eligibility requirements that must be met.

In order to receive NDI benefits you must:

  • Be a current contributing CalPERS member.
  • Be a permanent or probationary full-time employee appointed half-time or more for one year of service or one academic year or more.
  • Have exhausted your entire sick leave balance.
  • Serve a seven consecutive calendar day waiting period, unless you are hospitalized.
What is Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)?

Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI) is a benefit administered by the Employment Development Department, for California State University employees. NDI provides up to 26 weeks (approximately 6 months) of benefits to eligible employees who are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury.

NDI benefits range from half of your full pay to a maximum of $125 per week, whichever is less. ($135 per week for Employee Bargaining Unit 1, $250 per week for Executive, MPP, Confidential and Employee Bargaining Units 2,5,7,9).