Yes. The following income sources will not reduce your disability benefit:
- Early retirement benefits that have not been voluntarily taken by you.
- Veteran’s benefits.
- Individual disability income insurance policies.
- Benefits received from an accelerated death benefit payment.
The above list is not all inclusive. Please read the Short Term Disability Certificate of Insurance for the full legal details. It is available by navigating to www.tn.gov/ParTNersForHealth. From there, select Publications > Publications > Disability Insurance > Certificate of Coverage.
Please note that the long term disability insurance FAQs are for state employees only. The state of Tennessee does not offer long term disability insurance to higher education employees. If you are a higher education employee, direct questions on LTD to your agency benefits coordinator.