Disability

ELIGIBILITY

Basic Long Term Disability

  • All active, permanent, full-time employees are eligible for Basic Long Term Disability (BLTD) if they are enrolled in the State Health Plan.
  • BLTD is provided at no cost to you.
  • You must be actively employed when the disability occurs.

Supplemental Long Term Disability

  • All active, permanent, full-time employees are eligible for Supplemental Long Term Disability (SLTD).
  • You can enroll in the SLTD program within 31 days of hire.
  • There are two benefit waiting period levels available: 90 days and 180 days.
  • You may enroll with medical evidence of good health at any time throughout the year.
  • Premiums are minimal and based upon your age.

 

BASIC LONG TERM AND SUPPLEMENTAL DISABILITY – FILING A CLAIM

Contact Beaufort County School District Human Resources Benefits Department Representative.

DISABILITY RETIREMENT 

  • If you become permanently disabled before you leave covered employment
  • If employed before July 1, 2012 and you have five or more years of earned service credit toward retirement.
  • If employed after July 1, 2012 you will need eight years of earned service credit toward retirement.
  • Or you are disabled as a result of an injury arising out of and in the course of the performance of your job duties regardless of your years of earned service credit.
  • For retirement purposes, you are considered permanently disabled if you become physically or mentally incapable of performing the regular duties of your job and your disability is likely to be permanent Your application must go through a formal review process.
  • Retired members who work for a covered employer are not eligible to apply for disability benefits.
  • If you are approved for disability retirement with the Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Retirement, please contact Public Employee Benefit Authority (PEBA) Insurance Benefits Customer Service at 888-260-9430.