Long Term Disability

The following information has been written to reflect specific information relates to our Long Term Disability program.

Many of the answers are similar, as the university has made a commitment (Policy #HR6115 employment accommodation) to achieve a workplace free of barriers by providing medical accommodation in a manner which is fair, equitable and respecting the needs of all parties.

FAQs

CUPE 4163

*Not all 4163 components are eligible for Long Term (LTD) Disability Benefits. Please contact your supervisor, union representative or Work Life Consultant to ascertain your eligibility.

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than three months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the university that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within six months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits.

An application for long-term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager, Benefits.

What is long-term disability?

Long-term disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Can I return to work after being on long-term disability?

Yes, your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

CUPE 917

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than 3 months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the university that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within six months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits.

An application for long term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager Benefits.

What is long-term disability?

Long-term disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Can I return to work after being on long-term disability?

Yes. Your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

CUPE 951

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than three months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the University that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within 6 months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits.  An application for long term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager Benefits.

What is long-term disability?

Long-term disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Can I return to work after being on long-term disability?

Yes, your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.

PEA

What should I do if I’m likely to require more than 3 months to recover from injury or illness?

If at the end of three months, a medical opinion is provided to the University that your recovery from illness, injury or disability is unlikely within 6 months of the date of commencement of sick leave, you are advised to submit an application for long-term disability insurance benefits. 

An application for long term disability benefits can be attained by contacting your Work Life Consultant or Manager Benefits, 250-721-8089.

What is Long Term Disability?

Long Term Disability is sick leave insurance to cover a percentage of your wage loss, after you have been disabled from work for more than six months. BC Life is our insurance carrier.

Am I eligible for Long Term Disability if I am over 65 years of age?

No, LTD is intended to provide income security for people during the period of their expected working life. At age 65 it is the social expectation that pension arrangements provide that income security and replace LTD. At this time, insurance carriers are not providing any (affordable) LTD plan coverage past normal retirement date.

Can I return to work after being on Long Term Disability?

Yes, your supervisor, Work Life Consultant, union representative and a BC Life representative will assist you in safely returning to work, once you are medically able, with or without a medical accommodation.