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TDI/TCI Quick Reference
for Qualified Healthcare Providers

BACKGROUND - The Temporary Disability Insurance program (TDI) Provides income support to individuals out of work due to a non-work related illness or injury.

The Temporary Caregiver Insurance program (TCI) was signed into law by Governor Chafee on July 11, 2013 and is effective as of January 5, 2014.
Click here for TCI Quick Reference for Qualified Healthcare Providers

Program Description and Required Documents - The TCI Program providers up to 4 weeks of wage replacement benefits to workers who need to take time our of work to care for a seriously ill child, spouse, domestic partner, parent, parent-in-law or grandparent OR to bond with a newborn child, adopted child, or foster child. Bonding claims may be requested during the first 12 months of parenting only. Proof of parent-child relationship will be required.

Non-Monetary Eligibility - Certification by a Qualified Healthcare Provider (QHP) that individual is unable to work for at least 7 consecutive days.

Qualified Healthcare Providers Defined:
As a result of legislation enacted on July 7, 2004, Midwives, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Physicians, Psychologists and Psychiatric Clinical Nurse Specialists are Qualified Healthcare Providers and can certify as to the inability of individuals to perform their regular or customary work, due to sickness. On October 18, 2007 Rule number 3 of the TDI program was amended to include, Licensed Clinical Social Workers-(lCSW) and Licensed Independent Clinical Social Workers-(LICSW).


  • Provide patient medical reports when requested by TDI



  • TDI will be working closely with both the Dept. of Health and the Dept. of Labor and Training's Fraud Unit to prevent and detect any potential misuse of program funds. If you suspect and or would like to report fraud, please call (401) 462-8419.



TDI Website: www.dlt.ri.gov/tdi/

Frequently Asked Questions for Qualified Healthcare Providers

TDI applications:(401) 462-8420 or https://dltweb.dlt.ri.gov/tdiclaims2013/

RI Department of Labor and Training
Temporary Disability Insurance
P.O. Box 20100,
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: (401) 462-8420
Fax (401) 462-8466
TTY via RI Relay: 711
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