Work & Family Policy Database
Temporary Disability Insurance
State: Rhode Island
Subject: State Disability Insurance
Statute/Code Cite: Temporary Disability Insurance Act, R.I. GEN. LAWS Sec. 28-41 et seq.
Rhode Island's law provides partial wage replacement to eligible workers who are temporarily disabled or suffering from a serious medical condition and unable to work, including to women with pregnancy- or childbirth-related disabilities. The TDI program is funded through workers’ payroll contributions. Workers are eligible for up to 30 weeks of TDI or payments up to a maximum payment cap.
In 2012, the law was amended to eliminate the seven-day waiting period for workers to become eligible for TDI.
This database provides short summaries of bills and statutes. The summaries are not intended to constitute legal advice. To find out how laws relate to your particular situation, you must contact a lawyer who specializes in employees’ rights, the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division (1-866-4USWAGE), your state labor department and/or your union.