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Eligibility & Enrollment


Clergy who meet the following criteria are automatically eligible for the Short-Term Disability Benefit:

  • Participant in the Clergy Pension Plan
  • Actively working in an Episcopal organization, or temporarily between cures
  • Pension assessment payments to The Church Pension Fund are not more than six months in arrears
  • Canonically resident in the United States or canonically resident outside the U.S. and giving birth

Active clergy participating in the Clergy Pension Plan are automatically enrolled in Short-Term Disability Benefit.

Lay Employees

Lay employees who meet the following criteria are eligible for Short-Term Disability Benefit beginning the first day of their employment (if this benefit is offered by your organization):

  • Actively working for the Episcopal Church and
  • Employed at least 20 hours per week in a paid position.

Employer Pays Premiums
If your organization offers disability coverage as a benefit, enroll your employees as part of their initial employment. They are covered on their first active day of work.

Employee Pays Premiums
It is best to enroll employees in this coverage during the first 31 days of their employment.
After 31 days:

If you have questions about Short-Term Disability eligibility or enrollment, please review:

To enroll your institution, complete and submit an Employer Enrollment Application Form

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