Class 1: All members represented by RSA Public Safety Unit.
Class 2: All members represented by Laborer’s International Employees of California (LIUNA) and Service Employees International Union (SEIU) except the Supervisory Unit will be classified as Class 2.
STD Benefit Amount:
Class 1: The plan shall pay 55% of the member's salary up to a weekly maximum benefit of $249.70.
Class 2: The plan shall pay 60% of the member's salary up to a weekly maximum benefit of $461.54.
Note: Approved SEIU disability claims filed with a date of disability prior to January 1, 2013 will be paid at the Class 1 STD benefit amount.
When a disability begins in the middle of a pay period, the daily amount payable will be one-seventh (1/7) of the weekly amount.
A waiting period is the number of days you must be consecutively disabled before benefits will be paid under the plan. Benefits will begin on whichever day is the earliest of:
- The eight (8th) day of disability;
- The first (1st) day of hospital confinement; or
- The first (1st) day of treatment in a surgical clinic or a surgical unit provided you are continuously disabled for at least eight (8) days.
If you are continuously disabled for more than 21 days during any one period of disability, any waiting period previously applied is waived.
When to File a Claim – You should initiate your claim for benefits as soon as you are hospitalized or when you believe your disability will last eight (8) days or more. To avoid payment delay, you should file your claim as soon as possible, and within 120 days from the date of disability or as soon thereafter as reasonably possible.
Deadline to File a Claim – No claims will be accepted after one year from the end of the 120 day claim filing period. Claims not filed in a timely manner will be denied and benefits will not be paid. These time limits will not apply during any period when you lacked the legal capacity to file a claim.
File a new claim form: https://www.vpaweb.com/Intake/newclaim.aspx
Downloadable forms: http://www.vpaweb.com/Employee/ssl/EmployeeDownLoadForms.aspx