Disability Benefits



Disability benefits are administered by the Fund Office, through the Enrollment/ Eligibility Department. If you become disabled, please contact the Enrollment Department immediately in order to avoid a delay in processing your claim.

Question: Am I entitled to disability benefits if I become disabled and am unable to work?

Answer: Yes, you may collect up to 26 weeks of short-term disability payments through the Fund Office.

Question: If I am injured at work, can I collect disability?

Answer: No, if you are injured at work you may be entitled to Workers’ Compensation through your employer, however, you must still contact the Fund Office.

Question: Can I collect unemployment if I am collecting disability?

Answer: No. If you are unemployed you must be ready, willing, and able to work. If you aredisabled, you are not able to work due to an injury or sickness.

Local 282 IBT · 2500 Marcus Ave · Lake Success, NY 11042


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