Middlebury College provides two income replacement programs for faculty members unable to work due to disability. The dean of the faculty's office will work with the faculty member and Human Resources to complete any necessary leave and disability pay paperwork and to ensure a smooth transition for the faculty member to and from disability status, including determining eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) designation (see Employee Benefits section in the Employee Handbook for more information).
2. SHORT TERM SALARY CONTINUATION
During the first six months of disability the College will extend the current salary of benefits-eligible faculty member for whatever waiting period (up to six months) ensues pending the beginning of benefit payments under a claim for Long-Term Disability benefits or, in the event such a claim is not allowed, for up to six months from the date of disability. Application for Salary Continuance should be made to the dean of the faculty (certification from a physician may be required). Salary payments during this period are net of any sums to which the participant is entitled from Social Security disability.
After a six-month period of salary continuation at 100% the dean of the faculty may supplement Long-Term Disability (see below) up to 40% of salary for extenuating circumstances. Normally, short term salary continuation will not be extended for more than one-year, or for one-year accumulated over a five-year period.
3. LONG-TERM DISABILITY
An eligible faculty member disabled for a minimum of 26 weeks may receive benefits under the College's Long-Term Disability (LTD) benefit plan. LTD provides 60% income replacement during a qualifying disability (see the Middlebury College Health and Welfare Benefit Plan Summary Plan Description or contact Human Resources for details about this plan).