What is NDI and when can I use it?
NDI is Non-Industrial Disability Insurance, and is administered through the Employment Development
Department (EDD). It is a short-term disability program provided by the California State University system for the majority of its employees. NDI must be certified by a doctor and can only be used for an employee's own illness. An application for NDI can be requested through the Leave Program Manager. For each absence, there is a 7 day unpaid waiting period before benefits begin. The amount you will receive while on NDI varies by collective bargaining agreement.
- Must be a member of CalPers
- Must exhaust all available sick leave
- Maximum benefit is 26 weeks (182 calendar days)
- Deductions taken are Social Security & Medicare taxes, Union Dues, Parking Fees and Health benefit premiums (voluntary benefit premiums if applicable)
- Employees do not earn sick/vacation accruals or state service credit while on NDI
Additional information about this program can be found at the Leave Programs website under the link Non-Industrial Disability Insurance (NDI).