Non-Industrial Disability (NDI)

The CSU funds a wage continuation program, Non-industrial Disability Insurance (NDI), in lieu of State Disability Insurance (SDI) for employees eligible employees that have suffered loss of wages due to a disability or injury that is non-work related. Both plans are administered by the State of California Employment Development Department (EDD).

NDI pays a weekly amount for a maximum of 26 weeks to eligible employees who are unable to work because of a non-work-related disability (including maternity), and who have exhausted their sick leave and met the 7-day waiting period.The waiting period is waived in the event of hospitalization. The benefit amount is determined by bargaining unit.

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.

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 completed application, including physician's statement, by the EDD office.