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TDI Quick Reference for Employers

BACKGROUND - Income support to individuals out of work for non-work related illness or injury

FUNDING - Financed entirely by employee payroll deductions

EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Deduct TDI tax from employees' wages; Send tax to Employer Tax Unit quarterly
  • Provide employee wage and employment reports when requested by TDI
  • Display Notice to All Employees in the workplace.

TDI AND WORKERS' COMPENSATION (WC)

  • TDI and WC cannot be received for the same weeks
  • WC claim must be filed if the illness/injury occurred on the job
  • If WC claim is contested, a TDI claim can be filed.
  • TDI reimbursed if WC then paid for weeks TDI has been paid
 

TDI AND UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE (UI)

  • TDI and UI cannot be received for the same weeks.

  • UI reimbursed if UI was paid for weeks TDI should have been paid.

SALARY, SICK AND VACATION PAY

  • Employee can be paid salary, sick and vacation pay while in receipt of TDI; unless if it's to establish a waiting period week, which all wages earned must be counted.
 

CLAIMS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

  • Monitors claims exceeding medical duration guidelines (MDG)
  • Registered Nurses contact Qualified Healthcare Providers and customers when duration exceeds MDG

FRAUD AND MISREPRESENTATION PREVENTION

  • Internal TDI program determines concurrent working and collecting benefits.
  • Communication with WC Court, insurers and UI to prevent overlap of benefits.
  • Fraud Unit investigations and prosecutions if warranted.
  • Law allows for the impartial medical examination of TDI beneficiaries.
  • Claims referred to Medical Consultant for review and recommendation, as needed
 

ELIGIBILITY

  • Taxable Wage Base - $67,000; Tax Rate - 1.2% employee wage deduction.
  • No waiting period as of 7/1/12, but must be unemployed due to illness/injury for at least 7 days.
  • Monetary Eligibility - $9,600 base period wages; or $1,600 in one base period quarter + total base period wages of minimum 1.5 times the highest quarter earnings + $3,200 minimum total base period earnings.
  • Nonmonetary Eligibility - Worked for RI covered employer and have medically certified disability.

CONTACT INFORMATION

TDI Website: www.dlt.ri.gov/tdi/

Labor Market Information (LMI): (401) 462-8740 or Notice to Employees poster

TDI applications:(401) 462-8420 or https://uiclaims.ri.gov/tdionline/


 
RI Department of Labor and Training
Temporary Disability Insurance
P.O. Box 20100,
Cranston, RI 02920-0941


Phone: (401) 462-8420
Fax (401) 462-8466
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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  DLT is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services available upon request