- The employer must continue to fully pay the cleric while he or she is out on Short-Term Disability.
- The Short-Term Disability policy compensates the employer with 70% of the cleric's reported income (up to a maximum of $1,000/ week for up to one year), allowing the organization to hire temporary help while the cleric recovers.
Disability Retirement Benefit
- Lifetime monthly benefit
- Protects clergy against the financial consequences of severe disability before they retire
- Paid to clergy who have a total and continuing disability that renders them unable to work
1Note: For clergy serving in non-domestic dioceses, this benefit only applies in the event of a disability due to the birth of a child.
2Or Highest Average Compensation in some cases