What happens if my Short Term Disability is longer than the maximum benefit period of 26 weeks?

State Employees –Short Term Disability Benefit payments will stop. If you are enrolled in the LTD plan, you may begin to receive Long Term Disability benefits after your Short Term Disability benefits end.


Higher Ed Employees –Short Term Disability Benefit payments will stop. You must consult with your benefits administrator to determine how and when Long Term Disability benefits would start (if you are enrolled). The state of Tennessee does not administer Long Term Disability benefits for Higher Education employees.

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