Industrial and Non-Industrial Disability Leave

Non-Industrial Disability Leave

NDI provides income for an eligible employee who is disabled from work due to a non-work related medical condition and who is suffering wage loss as a result. You are eligible to apply for NDI if you are an active CalPERS member and a full-time permanent or probationary employee; or a permanent part-time employee; or an employee appointed half-time or more for at least one year of service or one academic year. Benefit payments begin after you have used all accrued sick leave. Eligible employees may receive benefit payments up to 26 weeks (182 calendar days) for any one disability period, not to exceed the specified weekly amount determined by the employee’s bargaining contract.

NDI Frequently Asked Questions

Industrial Disability Leave

The Industrial Disability Leave (IDL) Program is a salary continuation program, in lieu of workers' compensation temporary disability (TD) benefits, for CSU employees who have suffered a work-related injury or illness. The IDL benefit is equivalent to the full amount of the injured employee's salary for the first 22 days of the work-related injury or illness (a three-day waiting period may apply). Thereafter, IDL benefits will be equivalent to two-thirds of the employee's salary, payable for the next 11 months of disability. An eligible employee may receive IDL payments for a period not to exceed 52 weeks within two years from the first day of disability.

Comparison of IDL and Temporary Disability Payments