Definitions for "Disability Benefit"
Provision in a life insurance policy that states that, in the event of an insured's total disability, the insurance company will waive payment of premiums falling due during the disability period and, in some cases, will also pay an income during disability. Also, the benefits payable under a disability income policy.
1) Amount payable under a group disability (STD or LTD) plan to a covered employee who meets eligibility criteria typically between 50% and 70% of pre-disability income. Salary continuation plans often provide 100% of pre-disability income prior to eligibility for STD/LTD. 2) A provision added to a life insurance policy providing for a waiver of premium and sometimes payment of monthly income if the insured becomes totally and permanently disabled.
A monthly benefit paid because of a medical condition that prevents an eligible member from teaching.