General Lab Information

New York State Disability Insurance

You may may be eligible to receive a monthly benefit if you are unable to work due to your own own illness or injury that did not arise out of, or in the course of, employment.

The Benefit

An eligible employee may receive a monthly benefit if the employee is unable to work due to their own illness or injury that did not arise out of or in the course of employment. The New York State Disability Insurance (NYSDI) program includes BSA’s sick leave benefit. If an employee has exhausted his/her sick leave balance, the employee may be eligible to receive NYSDI benefits of one-half the employee’s normal earnings (up to the maximum of $170 per week) for up to 26 weeks. The NYSDI benefit is offset by pay provided by BSA’s sick leave program. There is a seven-day waiting period during which no benefits are paid. Employees must receive approval from Lincoln Financial Group for the New York State Disability Insurance benefit.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this benefit, an employee must be employed by a covered employer, such as BSA, and have worked at least four consecutive weeks.

Application Process

The employee must call Lincoln Financial Group at (888) 969-2472 or apply online at www.mylincolnportal.com (use company code “BROOKHAVEN”). Lincoln Financial Group will provide paperwork that needs to be completed by the employee and the physician. This must be returned to Lincoln Financial Group by the applicable deadline. Lincoln Financial Group will determine if the employee is approved for New York State Disability Insurance (NYSDI). Claims for NYSDI must be filed within 30 days from the date of the illness or injury.

How does this benefit interact with the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

If applicable, any available Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) time will be administered concurrently with New York State Disability Insurance benefits.