Disability Claims

GW provides options for income replacement if you are unable to work due to a disability for a defined period of time.

Note that disabilities due to occupational injuries or illnesses are not covered under the university’s short term disability plans therefore those situations need to be reported to the Risk Management department.

California, Hawaii, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Puerto Rico have state-mandated disability insurance programs. Employees who work in these states who are also approved for short term disability through the university may have the short term disability benefit reduced by the eligible level of benefit provided by the state-mandated program. For additional details regarding these state disability programs, please visit the individual state websites.