As a state of Ohio employee, you may be eligible to apply for disability leave benefits. These medical benefits provide financial and emotional assistance to you in the event that you are unable to perform the duties of your position due to a non-work-related disabling illness, injury or condition for a period of more than 14* consecutive calendar days.
*Contract exceptions for length of waiting period - Attorney General, FOP 46 and FOP 48 - please refer to your contract.
The disability leave program is governed by the Ohio Revised Code, Ohio Administrative Code and, for bargaining unit employees, their bargaining unit contract.
To be eligible for disability benefits, all of the following must apply:
The following disabling illnesses, injuries or conditions may be considered for disability leave benefits:
Disability benefits may not be payable for the following:
For additional details on these specific situations, refer to the DAS Disability Benefits Web page, Ohio Administrative Code 123:1-33-03 and 123:1-33-11 or your bargaining unit contract.
Rules to Apply for Disability Leave Benefits
Ohio Administrative Code 123:1-33-02