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Faculty and Staff Benefits

Skidmore Employee Benefits Summary

Short-Term Disability

What are short-term disability benefits?

Under New York State disability coverage, you may be eligible for partial salary/wages if you cannot return to work after seven consecutive calendar days due to illness or non–work-related injury, are under the care of a physician, and have been employed by the College for at least four weeks.

What salary/wages are paid under short-term disability benefits?

You are eligible to receive taxable salary/wage payments under the NYS Disability Plan equal to 50% of salary up to $170 per week for up to twenty six weeks in a twelve-month period after the first seven calendar days of illness or non-work-related injury. There are several exceptions to this coverage and it is coordinated with other government provided benefits such as Unemployment, Worker’s Compensation and Social Security.

Does the College provide supplemental salary/wage payments during disability?

After one year of employment, exempt and non-exempt are eligible to receive supplemental disability salary payments equal to 100% of the difference between their regular base salary and the NYS Disability Plan payments for up to six months.

 Length of Service 
Number of Weeks by
Percent of Salary/Wage 
At Least 
But Less Than 
100% 
50%
up to $170 per week 
4 weeks 1 year  1 week 25 weeks
1 year and over 26 weeks -----

Supplemental salary, for both exempt and non-exempt staff, is paid for up to twenty six weeks maximum in a twelve-month period and is inclusive for both NYS Disability Leave and Workers Compensation Leave. NYS Disability payments are also subject to a maximum of twenty six weeks in a twelve-month period. If eligible, time lost under this plan is also designated as time lost under the Family Medical Leave Act.

Salary/wage payments for both exempt and non-exempt staff are paid through the College’s payroll and are predicated on carrier/insurance approval of a claim.

Who is eligible for this benefit?

Full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt staff are eligible for NYS Disability benefits after four weeks employment. Full- and part-time exempt and non-exempt staff are eligible for supplemental salary/wage benefits as outlined above.

New York State does not cover faculty under this benefit. However, the College provides the same level of benefits to faculty as provided to exempt and non-exempt staff.  Salary/wage payments for faculty are paid through the College’s payroll and are predicated on carrier/insurance approval of a claim.