How do Sick Leave, Sick Leave Pool and Long Term Disability work?
Sick Leave Pool, Sick Leave Donations:
If you don't have enough Sick Leave days to cover your absence during the first 90 duty days on Medical Leave, then you should submit your medical information to see if you are eligible for Sick Leave Pool (if already a member of the Pool) or Sick Leave Donations. This benefit pays 80% of your salary and can pay you if you will exhaust your own sick leave. There's a 5 unpaid duty day waiting period before it can kick in. If you are not a member of the Pool, you still need to have your medical information reviewed and determined eligible before your colleagues can donate if you are not a member of the pool. If approved, the District and Union will help locate donors. Teacher sick Pool Program Enrollment is open when you're first hired or the first 30 days in the fall.
Long Term Disability (LTD):
If you are on Medical Leave more than 90 duty days, you'll need to apply for LTD when you get close to 90 days. This benefit pays 60% of your salary (capped at $70k) starting at the 90th day for submissions that have been determined eligible. Claims must be approved.
To submit a claim for LTD, log in to the MPS Staff Portal, and look for: "How to submit a Long Term Disability Claim (PDF)" and "Sun Life Attending Physicians Statement (PDF) (return completed form to Sun Life)"