Disability Benefits and COVID-19


If I’m off work because of the COVID-19 pandemic, do I qualify for IMRF disability benefits?

The COVID-19 pandemic has not changed the requirements for IMRF disability benefits. One of these requirements is that a licensed physician must diagnose you with a qualifying medical condition, and certify that you are unable to work because of this medical condition. If you are able to continue to work with reasonable accommodations approved by your employer, then you would not qualify for a disability benefit.

Please talk with your IMRF employer if you have questions about IMRF disability benefits, or review the “Disability Benefits” web page for your IMRF Plan and Tier. (Hover over the “Members” tab at the top of this page, then choose your IMRF Plan and Tier, then “Disability Benefits.”)

Last Updated 06/11/2020