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Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI)

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.


Waiting Period

There is a seven (7) calendar day waiting period that begins on the first full day of disability. If you are 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.

Use of Leave Credits

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

NDI payments are issued monthly. NDI benefits are considered a salary or wage and will be reported as earnings for tax purposes. Payments are adjusted as follows:

It is important that an employee receiving NDI benefits, review their check stub to verify that their benefit and miscellaneous deductions are correct. While receiving NDI payments, you will not accrue sick leave, vacation or service credit.

How to Apply

  1. Notify the appropriate supervisor.

  2. Contact a Benefits representative at 619-594-1144 to initiate paperwork for an NDI claim. The claim form will be completed by the Benefits office and mailed back to you with instructions.

  3. Complete the employee section and submit the claim form to your physician.

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. Contact information for NDI is as follows:

State of California
Employment Development Department
P.O. Box 2168
Stockton, CA 95201-2168

Once authorization is received from the Employee Development Department, payments are made within 7-10 days through the campus payroll office.

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 in a timely manner.