Temporary Disability/Military Pension Credits

Temporary Disability, if you become temporary disabled, Pension Credit may be granted for periods of disability provided the disability commenced within 90 days following the date you last worked in Covered Employment, and you meet one of the following conditions:

  • The period of disability is one for which Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability benefits are paid (or which constituted a valid waiting period for such benefits).
  • The period of disability entails hospital confinement as a registered bed patient, up to a maximum of 26 weeks per disability.

To apply for the credit, forward copies of your check stubs for temporary disability or proof of hospital confinement along with a completed Affidavit for Pension Credit During Periods of Temporary Disability to the Administrative Office.

Pension Credit may be granted for periods of such temporary disability at the rate of 40 hours per week (less 8 hours for each Carpenter Union holiday in the week) up to a maximum of 1,200 hours per calendar year.


You must submit a disability affidavit within 12 months of when your disability began in order to receive the maximum credit.

Military Pension Credit, Pension Credit may be granted for periods of Military Service; however as the rules for crediting military service are complex, we recommend that you contact the Administrative Office before you leave and after you return from military service.