Long Term Disability

Faculty members are eligible for University-paid long term disability insurance coverage after one year of service. The one-year waiting period is waived if the faculty member was enrolled in a long-term disability plan with the previous employer. The previous employer is defined as the faculty member's most recent employer prior to joining the University. However, employment with the previous employer will not be credited if employment was terminated more than six months before the individual was appointed as a faculty member at Princeton University. Written verification must be provided by the previous employer. Under this plan, a faculty member who qualifies for long-term disability payments will receive a monthly sum that, together with benefits derived from Social Security and/or Worker's Compensation programs, will equal 60 percent of base salary at the onset of the disability, up to a maximum benefit of $10,000 per month. Eligibility for most benefits, including health care plan coverage, will continue during the period of long-term disability.


Members of the faculty (excluding visitors) whose duty time is 50 percent or greater for appointments of five months or more are eligible to participate in the benefit described above. The University intends to continue each of the benefit plans but reserves the right to terminate or amend any plan at any time and for any reason. Any inquiries concerning details of the benefit listed here should be addressed to the Office of Human Resources, 1 New South Building, (609) 258-3300. More detailed information can also be found on the Human Resources website.

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