Short Term (Temporary) Disability

When you are unable to perform your job due to an illness, an injury or a disability that is not related to work, Princeton University provides an income replacement plan, allowing you to focus on your recuperation. 

From your first day of work and if you are eligible for benefits, Princeton provides disability insurance at no cost to you. Our Short Term Disability Plan provides income replacement for up to 26 weeks as long as you apply within the first two weeks you are absent from work and your medical provider submits the necessary documentation.  
Benefits eligible employees may receive full base salary for up to 12 weeks and 75% of base salary for an additional 14 weeks.
This plan compensates probationary and casual hourly workers at the state rate.
When an employee is approved for short term disability, the disability benefits are charged to the department for the first 30 days of each disability. 

Did you know?

If your disability lasts more than 26 weeks, you may be eligible for Long Term Disability Benefits.
You can count on support from knowledgeable and responsive HR staff when you have a benefits question or problem. Just call or e-mail us. We’re here to help!
While the University intends to continue each of the benefit plans, the University reserves the right to terminate or amend any plan, at any time, and for any reason.