As a participant of the NYSNA Benefits Fund, you have short-term and long-term disability
A short-term disability benefit is available if you:
Short-term disability benefits are paid at up to $215 per week for a maximum of 26 weeks.
Short-term disability claim forms are available from the Fund office, your employer, or the Forms page of this Web site. To fill out the Disability Benefits Claim Form:
If you follow the six steps outlined above, you'll receive your disability benefit within 14 days of the time the Fund office receives the completed claim form and regularly thereafter.
The disability benefit you receive from the Fund office already will have Social Security and Medicare taxes withdrawn. It must be reported as income on federal, state, and local income tax returns, and is taxable. Click here for more information.
You may have the option of supplementing your disability benefit with any accumulated sick or vacation time. Check your NYSNA contract or ask your employer to find out how your sick and vacation time can be coordinated with the Fund's disability benefit so you can receive up to your usual, weekly compensation while you're disabled.
Your short-term disability benefits meet the requirements of the New York State Disability Benefits Law and the provisions and limitations of the law generally apply.
If you are applying for continued disability benefits beyond the initial period approved by MetLife, you will need to fill out and submit the Attending Physician Statement for Disability Income form. Please note, the "Insured ID Number" requested on this form is your Social Security number not your Oxford Health Insurance identification number.
A long-term disability benefit is available if you:
You're considered totally disabled if you're completely and continuously unable to perform each and every duty required in your employment for the first two years. Thereafter, you must be unable to perform any work for compensation or profit for which you are, or may become, reasonably fitted by training, education, or experience.
Long-term disability benefits are paid at up to a maximum of $350 per month, less what you receive that month from other mandated or group disability policies, including dependent, disability, or retirement benefits from Social Security. Payments under a private life insurance or disability policy don't reduce your monthly long-term benefit.
Benefits are payable until the date you attain age 65, unless you become disabled after age 60, in which case the limit is extended to age 70. Long-term disability claim forms are available from the Fund office, your employer, or the Forms page of this Web site. Long-term disability recipients receive a W2 form, as the benefit is subject to state and federal taxes.