There are two categories of temporary disability benefits: temporary total disability (TTD) and temporary partial disability (TPD, also known as “wage-loss TD”). Both are payments to compensate for lost wages while you are recovering from your injury or illness.
- TTD payments are made if you cannot work at all during your recovery.
- TPD payments are made if you can return to your work, but only for limited hours or limited duties at a lower wage. You may also be eligible if your doctor restricts the type of work you can do, and your employer does not provide full-time work (she only has part-time work) that fits into your restrictions.
NOTE: You do not pay income taxes on temporary disability benefits.
For further information about your employment rights, contact the Workers’ Rights Clinic.