After the completion of one year of service, the University provides short-term disability (STD) income protection benefits during a medical leave of absence to eligible full-time employees. The STD income protection is a benefit that provides partial or full pay (depending on employee classification) for employees who are unable to work due to his or her own non-work related illness, injury, or disability. 

  • Faculty or Academic Administrative employees may receive short-term disability income benefits that compensates at 100% of salary during the contract term and is available if needed, until long-term disability takes effect.   
  • Staff or Non-Academic Administrative employees may receive short-term disability income benefits that compensates at 60% of your basic earnings for the period of disability after your leave time has been applied. You are required to use any available sick days until they are exhausted.  After you sick time is exhausted, you may elect to use your vacation and/or personal days, so as to be paid for all or a portion of the leave before short-term disability income benefits may apply. 

There is a waiting period of seven (7) calendar days before STD income benefits apply.  The STD coverage would be continued to the end of the disability or to a maximum period of 90 calendar days (65 work days). If the employee is disable past 90 days, he/she may be covered under the long-term disability plan if the nature of the illness meets the disability qualifications definition.

Employees wishing to apply for STD income benefits must complete the Short-Term Disability Benefits Claim Form #3015 and return it to the Office of Human Resources. 

Questions? Email benefits@ltu.edu 


Limitations
Lawrence Tech in its sole discretion may modify, amend, or terminate the benefits provided with respect to any individual receiving benefits, including active employees, retirees, and their dependents. Although the university has elected to provide these benefits this year, no individual has a vested right to any of the benefits provided. Nothing in these materials gives any individual the right to continued benefits beyond the time the university modifies, amends, or terminates the benefit. Anyone seeking or accepting any of the benefits provided will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the benefits programs and the university's right to modify, amend or terminate them.

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the benefits information in this site. However, if any provision on the benefits plans is unclear or ambiguous, the Office of Human Resources reserves the right to interpret the plan and resolve the problem. If any inconsistency exists between this site and the written plans or contracts, the actual provisions of each benefit plan will govern. Lawrence Tech in its sole discretion may modify, amend, or terminate the benefits provided with respect to any individual receiving benefits, including active employees, retirees, and their dependents.