You should apply for a disability benefit before you exhaust other benefits available to you. If approved, your disability benefit will go into effect on whichever of the following dates occurs later:
The first day of the month in which we receive your application.
The day after your last day of compensation, including sick leave and subdifferential pay.
We encourage you to apply while you are working or receiving sick leave or differential pay from your employer so that you have income while your application is pending. If you are no longer working, contact us for information on filing timelines.
Don’t delay submitting your application while waiting for your medical documents. You may submit medical documents after we receive your application.
Electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a convenient means to provide customer service. Your personal information will be used only to conduct CalSTRS-related business.
The California State Teachers’ Retirement System website has been developed in compliance with California Government Code §11135, which requires that all electronic and information technology developed or purchased by the State of California is accessible to people with disabilities. There are various types of physical disabilities that impact user interaction on the web. Vision loss, hearing loss, limited manual dexterity, and cognitive disabilities are examples, with each having different means by which to access electronic information effectively.