State Disability Natural Resource Center

State Disability & Paid Family Leave

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Rhode Island

Mandatory Coverage

Rhode Island Temporary Disability / Caregiver Insurance (TDI / TCI)

About Rhode Island Temporary Disability Insurance Coverage

TDI provides benefit payments to insured RI workers for weeks of unemployment caused by a temporary disability or injury. Enacted in 1942, TDI was the first of its kind in the United States. It protects workers against wage loss resulting from a non-work related illness or injury, and is funded exclusively by Rhode Island workers. Only four other states; New York, New Jersey, California and Hawaii, as well as the commonwealth of Puerto Rico, have a TDI program.

BENEFIT RATES as of 7/1/22:
$114 minimum; $1007 maximum
not including dependency allowance

About Rhode Island Temporary Caregiver Insurance

TCI was signed into law on July 11, 2013. TCI provides eligible claimants up to 6 weeks of caregiver benefits to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent, or to bond with a newborn child, new adopted child or new foster-care child. You must apply for TCI benefits during the first 30 days after the first day of leave is taken for reasons of bonding or caregiving.

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