Weekly Income Benefits

A broken foot. A difficult pregnancy. Back spasms from a car accident. There are many reasons why you may be out of work because of an illness or injury and need income replacement. That’s where the Weekly Income Benefit helps out.

If you become totally disabled and can’t work, the Plan provides a weekly payment to you for up to 26 weeks. Benefits are payable when the Plan receives written proof that you are totally disabled due to an injury, illness, or pregnancy and require the active care of a duly licensed physician.

Active members are enrolled in the Plan automatically; spouses and children are not eligible.


  • Weekly income benefit: $500 (may be different in NY, NJ, and HI)
  • Maximum benefit payment period:  26 weeks
  • Benefit payment waiting period:
    • Injury: 0 days
    • Illness: 7 days

What you need to do

  • Contact the Benefits Office if you become disabled and can’t work.
  • Submit a claim form to the Benefits Office.

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This website provides an overview of benefits for eligible members of National Elevator Industry Benefit Plans. Refer to the Summary Plan Description (SPD) or plan contract/certificate and plan amendments for a full description of benefits. If there is a discrepancy between the information provided on this website and the official plan documents, the information provided in the official plan documents will govern.