definition of a base period has been expanded as it pertains to members
of the United States military service, the Rhode Island National Guard or
a United States military reserve force who served in a United States declared
combat operation during their military service.
individual who files a claim for Temporary Disability Insurance benefits
upon his/her release from active military service and is determined to
be monetarily ineligible for benefits under the base period or alternate
base period as defined in the TDI Act, will have his/her claim determined
using one of the following base periods:
four (4) of the most recently completed five (5) calendar quarters immediately
preceding the first day the individual was called into state or federal
active military service.
individual is monetarily ineligible using the above base period, the
claim will be re-determined using the last four (4) completed calendar
quarters immediately preceding the first day the individual was called
into state or federal active military service.
above base period can include any calendar quarter of wages that has
previously been used to establish a valid claim for benefits.
either of the above base periods is used to calculate the TDI claim for
a combat veteran, the customer will provide a copy of the DD214 (release
from active duty) or other documentation to verify service in combat duty.
rules will apply when an individual who is receiving Temporary Disability
Insurance benefits is required to participate in training activities because
of his or her membership in the National Guard or any of the armed services
who participates in drill nights, weekend drills or drill periods lasting
less than one day will be allowed to continue.
who participates in a two week training period will not be allowed to
receive Temporary Disability Insurance benefits during this time period.
These individuals are to be instructed to refile their TDI claims, if
they are still disabled at the conclusion of their military training.
RI Department of Labor and Training Temporary Disability Insurance P.O. Box 20100,
Cranston, RI 02920-0941
Phone: (401) 462-8420
Fax (401) 462-8466
TTY via RI Relay: 711