Disability Plans

If you are unable to perform your job due to a personal or work-related illness, injury or disability (including maternity), Princeton University provides our benefits-eligible employees with income replacement programs designed to allow you to focus on your recuperation.

From your first day of work, the University provides short term disability insurance for you if your short term disability application and medical certificate are approved. Our Short Term Disability Plan provides income replacement for up to 26 weeks.  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.
If eligible, you are also covered from your first day of work by our Workers’ Compensation Plan. It provides wage replacement for eligible employees at 70 percent of your gross weekly wages for up to 26 weeks. Probationary employees, non-benefits-eligible, casual hourly and temporary employees are paid at the state benefit rate. Union employees should refer to their collective bargaining agreements. 
Our Long Term Disability Plan is another income replacement program that covers benefits-eligible employees only. If approved, the Long Term Disability Plan provides  60 percent of annual base salary, up to a maximum of $10,000 per month, when combined with Social Security and any workers’ compensation benefits.

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Our Workers’ Compensation Plan is administered through the University’s Office of Risk Management. Should you have questions about workers’ compensation, you can contact Gwen Hatcher in the Office of Risk Management at 258-1192. A member of the Benefits Team can also assist you.
The State of NJ provides up to six weeks of Family Leave Insurance benefits for bonding with a child or care for a family member with a serious health condition. For more information about the paid family leave benefit, you can contact the state’s Division of Temporary Disability Insurance’s Customer Service Section directly at (609) 292-7060. A member of the Benefits Team can also assist you.
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.