N.C. Department of Correction--Correction News--September 1997

Personnel Corner

This month, the personnel office explains to employees the procedures and requirements for disability payments.

If your doctor finds that you are mentally or physically unable to perform your job, you may be eligible for short-term disability benefits. You must have contributed one year to the reitrement system and be in pay status at the time of your disability.

There is a 60-day waiting period before you can receive benefits. Benefits are paid for one year. You will receive 50 percent of your salary and if you receive longevity payments, you will also receive 50 percent of your longevity. Your health insurance coverage will remain the same if you have contributed five years to the retirement system.

Should your doctor continue to feel that you are unable to work after the short-term benefit period, you may be eligible for extended short-term disability (disabilities that are temporary) or long term disability (disabilities that are permanent).

For each month you receive a benefit payment, you will receive one month of service credit in the retirement system. In addition, you will continue to be covered under the death and survivor’s alternate benefit.

Contact your work unit or call Cindy Davis or Alberta Hall in the DOC personnel office for more information or application forms. Their number is (919) 733-4465.

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