The Temporary Disability Insurance Program (TDI) provides up to thirty weeks of benefits for people who cannot work due to illness or injury that occurred outside of the workplace. If you are injured on the job, you may be eligible for worker’s compensation.
To be eligible for TDI benefits, you must have:
- Earned wages in Rhode Island
- Paid into the TDI/TCI fund
- Earned at least $13,800 in either your Base Period or an Alternate Base Period.
- If you earned less, you may be eligible if you meet certain earning tests. See the Rhode Island DLT FAQ for definitions and more information.
- Be unemployed for at least 7 days due to a non-job related illness or injury.
How to Apply
- File an application online at the DLT web site or file a paper application or call (401) 462-8420 to request a paper application mailed to your home address.
- You need to provide proof of parent/child relationship if you are requesting TCI for time to bond and proof of the medical need of a family member if you are requesting TCI for time for care-giving.
How much are the weekly payments?
The weekly benefit is equal to 4.62% of the wages paid to you in the highest quarter of your base period. The maximum benefit rate is $978 and the minimum benefit rate is $114. You may also be entitled to a dependents allowance for a child under age 18 or a child age 18 or older who is disabled. The dependent’s benefit is 7% of your benefit with a minimum of $10.
TDI benefits are not taxable. Benefits can be paid for a maximum of thirty weeks.
For more information, go to the Department of Labor and Training website. If you have questions about your eligibility or application, you can email [email protected]. Include your full name, phone number and hometown in the email.