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The City has several Programs that  provide City employees with income when a disabling injury or sickness prevents them from working. The City provides benefits through a sick leave, pension disability or terminal leave benefit. In addition, the City also has the Long Term Disability (LTD) program. This program  up to 60% of  pre-disability income after employees exhaust their accrued sick leave, have completed benefit waiting period, and are still unable to return to work because of a disabling injury or illness. QUESTIONS? Call 414- 286-2178 or email

To File a LTD Claim

Employees can apply for LTD benefits online at and provide the City's policy number 923463 when prompted. Employees need to complete an Employee Statement, Employer Statement and Attending Physician Statement. Sunlife will ask for information about and may require medical records and information regarding an employee's and expected recovery. Submitt to Sunlife via the fax number or mailing address on the form. Employees can also complete the paper forms found below.


  • New general city employees are not eligible for Long Term Disability until they have completed 6 months of employment( excluding Leave of Absence).  Once eligible, employees will receive a letter from the Department of Employee Relations (DER).
  • Reinstatements (rehires) returning to City service within 90 days of leaving are eligible immediately.  Anyone returning after 90 days becomes eligible after 6 months. 
  • Employees going from Seasonal to Regular employment status become eligible effective the date they become Regular and should contact   DER 414- 286-2178 at that time.
  • Employees going from Non-benefit status to Benefit employment status become eligible 6 months after they changed to Benefit status. Employees will be contacted by DER at that time.

Return to Work Part Time Policy

If an employee is receiving LTD Benefits and returns to work part-time, the employee is not required to contribute the premium for the LTD Buy Up Benefit. At that time the employee’s LTD Buy Up enrollment is waived until the employee returns to work full time and submits a new LTD Buy Up enrollment form. It is the employee’s responsibility to contact the Department of Employee Relations, Employee Benefits Division 414-286-3184 or 414-286-2178 when they return to work part time and or full time.

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