Summary of Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave Plans

Statutory Disability & Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits are required to be provided by employers or the State to employees working in the below states. Disability benefits provide short term wage replacement to employees to recover from their own medical condition. PFL is paid time away from work to bond with a new child, take care of a sick family member, or have a qualifying military exigency.

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Rhode Island

Department of Labor and Training
Temporary Disability Insurance Division
(401) 462-8000

1942 – Temporary Disability Insurance Act
Jan 2014 – Temporary Caregiver Insurance (TCI) Benefits
State administers claims only

Private plans are not allowed.

Program rates & benefits updated annually on July 1st
85% of the employee’s average weekly wages in the base period

Maximum weekly benefit is $978 effective 7/1/2021.

Maximum benefit amount is increased by 7% for each dependent child (Max 5)

Maximum weekly benefit with dependents is $1,320
Maximum TDI (disability) benefit is 30 weeks

Maximum TCI (family care) benefit is 4 weeks in the benefit year

The combined maximum benefit for TDI & TCI is 30 weeks.
ELIGIBILITYEmployee must have earned at least $13,800 in the base period OR earned at least $2,300 in one of the base period quarters and total base period wages of at least 1.5 times the highest quarter of earnings AND earned total base period wages of at least $4,600.
WAITING PERIODNo waiting period, but employee must have been unemployed/out of work for at least 7 days to be eligible for benefits
No Employer cost
Employee-Paid Only
Employee cost is 1.3% of taxable wage base of $74,000

Maximum annual contribution is $962.00.

* Program provisions currently under development

Upcoming Statutory State Program:

• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2022
• Benefits begin January 1, 2023 *HB 3398 pending to delay implementation requirements for PFML program one year

• Employee Deductions begin January 1, 2023
• Benefits begin January 1, 2024

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