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Short Term Disability Benefit

Broken FootAccidents happen. People get sick. In fact, nearly one-third of Americans entering the work force today will become disabled before they retire.1 Short Term Disability Benefit allows you to continue paying your bills even when you can’t work.

The Church Pension Fund provides short term disability benefits to protect all active clergy members whose pension assessments are fully paid and up-to-date. This benefit helps your employer continue paying your full salary and benefits for up to one year if you become unable to work due to sickness, injury, or pregnancy.

The short term disability benefit covers major events such as:

  • Maternity leave (12 week benefit after childbirth)
  • Injuries
  • Extended illness
  • Recovery from surgery
  • Hospitalization

How It Works

While you continue receiving your full compensation and benefits, The Church Pension Fund provides a subsidy of up to 70% of your compensation2 to your Episcopal Church employer to hire temporary help while you recover. Our coverage ensures that your church community is taken care of while you get the care you need.

For more information, download A Guide to the Short Term Disability Benefit or call Client Services at (866) 802-6333, Monday-Friday, 8:30AM - 8:00PM ET (excluding holidays).

The information on this page relates only to clergy serving in the United States. If you serve in a non-domestic diocese, please contact Client Services for details about your benefit. If you believe that you have been denied benefits that you are due under the plan, you have the option to file an appeal. Download information on the claims and appeals process.

1According to the Council for Disability Awareness
2As reported to The Church Pension Fund, with a maximum benefit of $1,000 per week up to 52 weeks 


Disability Insurance Disclaimer

Unless otherwise noted, websites referenced herein that are outside the www.cpg.org domain are not associated with The Church Pension Fund and its affiliates (collectively, the Church Pension Group) and the Church Pension Group is not responsible for the content of any such websites.

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Call us at (866) 802-6333
Monday – Friday
8:30AM – 8:00PM ET
(excluding holidays)