Long Term Disability Leave

This benefit provides some financial assistance in the event you are unable to work because you are suffering from a long term disability.

You are covered under the Long Term Disability Plan on the date you become eligible to participate in the staff benefit plans.

In the case of temporary staff members appointed full-time for a period equal to or greater than eight months but less than twelve months, the Long Term Disability Plan (LTD) is a fully insured plan.

For other eligible staff members, the benefit is funded by the University of Alberta.

For further information regarding Long Term Disability benefits please contact Organizational Health and Effectiveness at 780-492-0725.

Academic Staff: Disability Leave Program

The Disability Leave benefit provides some financial assistance in the event you are totally disabled and unable to work because of a prolonged injury or illness. The benefit provides:

  • 70% of your basic monthly earnings 
  • Continuation of all benefit coverage and payment of your UAPP contributions

Required deductions are made from this income, including income tax as well as CPP and EI premiums

Eligible staff may also be eligible for the Medical Accommodation Supplement benefit. For additional information, please discuss this with your assigned Rehabilitation & WorkLife Consultant in HPaWS.

Support Staff: Long Term Disability (LTD) Benefit Program

The Long Term Disability Plan provides some financial assistance in the event you are totally disabled and unable to work because of a prolonged injury or illness. The benefit provides:

  • 70% of your basic monthly earnings
  • Continuation of all benefit coverage and payment of your PSPP contributions
  • Required deductions are made from this income, including income tax as well as CPP and EI premiums

For a copy of the Long Term Disability Plan, see Long Term Disability Plan (Support Staff).

For more information see Support Staff Long Term Disability Frequently Asked Questions.

Other Benefits While Disabled

Canada Pension Plan (CPP) - Disability Pension

The CPP provides for the payment of a disability pension to eligible persons who as a result of sickness or accident become disabled. The maximum benefit payable changes from year to year. This benefit is taken into account in determining the amount of your benefit under the University's Long Term Disability Plan and if you are receiving CPP disability benefits, you will no longer be required to pay the annual premium contribution. Detailed information and application forms are available from Organizational Health and Effectiveness or the Human Resources Development of Canada office in Edmonton.

For more information regarding the Canada Pension Plan and Disability Benefits, please refer to the Human Resources and Social Development Canada website.

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Academic Disability Leave Plan

 

Contact Us

Organizational Health and Effectiveness
Phone:
780-492-7124
Fax: 780-492-0798
E-mail: hpaws@ualberta.ca