NC Disability Income Plan

  • A comprehensive short-term and long-term disability income plan is provided at the employer's expense for regular employees who are members of the Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System and who meet certain state service requirements. The short-term disability plan is available to disabled employees with at least one year of contributory retirement service. Short-term disability begins on the 61st day of disability and provides monthly income equal to 50 percent of one-twelfth of the annual base salary, longevity, and supplement, normally for up to 12 months, with a monthly maximum of $3,000.

    After exhausting short-term disability benefits, employees with at least five years of contributory retirement service and disability certification by a medical review board become eligible for long-term disability income benefits. These benefits provide monthly income equal to 65 percent of one-twelfth of the annual base salary and longevity up to $3,900 per month. Long-term disability benefits continue until the end of the disability or the earliest date a person becomes eligible for unreduced retirement benefits.

    Benefits from this income disability plan are subject to certain offsets for benefits received from other programs.

    Additionally, full-time public school employees injured in the course of employment through an episode of violence are entitled to full salary during disability for up to one year.

    For more information: Teachers' and State Employees' Retirement System Handbook.