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Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)

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About Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)

Benefit payments made when you are unable to work due to a temporary injury or illness.

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. Website is available in Spanish and other languages by choosing “Settings and Language/Translate this page” in the upper right.