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Nonindustrial Disability Insurance (NDI) Program

The Nonindustrial Disability Insurance NDI program is a wage continuation program administered by the Employment Development Department (EDD) for eligible employees that have suffered loss of wages due to a disability or injury that is non-work related. The NDI program defines "disability" as: "mental or physical illness and mental or physical injury, including any illness or injury resulting from pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition". An employee is deemed disabled on any day in which, because of a physical, mental or medical condition, he/she is unable to perform his/her regular or customary work. An attending physician must verify the disability. 

Eligible employees may receive benefit payments up to 26 weeks (182 calendar days) for any one disability period, in an amount equal to one-half full pay, not to exceed the specified weekly amount based on the employee category. NDI benefits may not exceed six (6) months for any one incident. 

NDI applications are processed through EDD. Generally, eligibility determinations are mailed to the employee and the campus within 7-10 days after the receipt of the application by the EDD office.  To obtain applications and brochures regarding NDI, please contact the Benefits and Workers’ Compensation Unit at x5436.

Industrial Disability Leave

The Industrial Disability Leave (ID) Program is a wage continuation program, in lieu of Workers' Compensation Temporary Disability (TD) benefits for CSU employees who have suffered a work related injury or illness. Employees deemed eligible for this benefit also must be members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) or the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).

The ID benefit will be equivalent to the full amount of the injured employee's salary for the first 22 days of the work related injury or illness (a three day waiting period may apply). Thereafter, ID benefits will be equivalent to two-thirds of the employee's salary, payable for the next eleven months of disability. ID payments are based on the actual number of workdays the disabled employee is absent. An eligible employee may receive ID payments for a period not to exceed 52 weeks within two (2) years from the first day of disability. The 52-week eligibility period is equivalent to 365 calendar days.

Enhanced Industrial Disability Leave for Public Safety (Unit 8)

The Enhanced Industrial Disability Leave (EIDL) Program is a wage continuation program, in lieu of Workers' Compensation Temporary Disability (TD) benefits for eligible Public Safety employees who have suffered a work related injury or illness (some restrictions, including a three day waiting period, may apply). Currently, only sworn Public Safety (Unit 8) employees are eligible for EIDL benefits. Please note, Public Safety Public Chiefs and Lieutenants are not eligible for this benefit. Employees deemed eligible for this benefit also must be members of the California Public Employees' Retirement System (CalPERS) or the State Teachers Retirement System (STRS).

Whenever a sworn Public Safety (Unit 8) employee is disabled by injury or illness arising out of and in the course of his/her duties, he/she shall be entitled to enhanced industrial disability leave (EIDL) benefits, regardless of his/her period of service with the University.

The EIDL benefit will be equivalent to the injured employee's net take home salary on the date of occurrence of the injury. EIDL eligibility and benefits may continue for no longer than one (1) year after the date of occurrence of the injury. For the purposes of this EIDL section, "net take home salary" is defined as the amount of salary received after federal income tax, state income tax and employee's retirement contribution has been deducted from the employee's gross salary.

The EIDL benefit does not apply to presumptive, stress-related disabilities, any psychiatric disability, or any physical disability arising from a psychiatric injury. If the employee has suffered a work related illness or injury, but is deemed ineligible for EIDL, he or she may be eligible for Industrial Disability Insurance (ID).

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