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Section 3.O – Disability

The disability benefit (not to be confused with additional purchased benefits) is provided at no cost to the employee. After one year of full-time permanent service with the State of North Carolina, employees qualify for short-term benefits. Five years of contributory membership in the retirement system are required to qualify employees for long-term benefits. The booklet, Your Retirement Benefits, provides explanation of these programs and may be obtained from the Human Resources Department.

(approved July 16, 2018)