Short-term disability
Income when you can’t work.
Short-term disability coverage pays a cash benefit while you’re away from work due to injury, illness, surgery, or maternity leave. And there’s no cost to you for basic coverage.

Financial peace of mind.

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Full-time hourly associates


Receive 50% of your average weekly wage

for up to 25 weeks at no cost to you.

Or get 60% with the enhanced plan.

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Salaried associates  

 

Receive 100% of your pay for
up to six weeks, then 75% for up to

19 more weeks, at no cost to you.

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Truck drivers
 

Receive 75% of your pay for up to
25 weeks at no cost to you.

Full-time hourly associates

When coverage begins
  • Eligible associates are automatically enrolled in the basic plan after a 12-month waiting period from your date of hire.
  • If you choose to enroll in the enhanced plan, there’s also a 12-month waiting period from your date of hire before your coverage starts.
  • You can only add or drop short-term disability during Annual Enrollment or if you have a status change event, like a marriage or a birth.
How it works
  • Notify Sedgwick as soon as you know you’ll be absent from work due to an illness, injury, surgery, or maternity leave. You’ll need to apply for a leave of absence and file a short-term disability claim at the same time. Go to mySedgwick.com/Walmart or call 800-492-5678.
  • Disability claims filed in Hawaii, New Jersey, and New York must be submitted to Sedgwick within 30 days of the date your disability begins. In all other states, claims must be filed within 90 days.
  • The basic plan replaces 50% of your average weekly wage with no maximum.
  • The enhanced plan replaces 60%, also with no maximum.
  • Either way, short-term disability pays up to 25 weeks after a waiting period of seven calendar days. 
  • You’ll find complete details in the Associate Benefits Book.
Maternity
  • If you have a baby, the plan covers 100% of your average weekly wage for nine weeks after an initial waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • If you experience medical complications, you may also qualify for extended coverage at either the basic 50% benefit or the 60% enhanced plan, depending on which plan you are enrolled, for a total of up to 25 weeks.
  • You may also be eligible for additional parental pay. For details, see the parental pay policy.
California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, and Washington state
  • If you are an hourly full-time associate and work in California, Hawaii, New Jersey, or Rhode Island, which have legally mandated plans, you are not eligible for Walmart’s short-term disability coverage unless you are making a claim for maternity leave. Instead, these states offer their own programs.
  • For associates who work in the other states and localities shown above, differences in state and local laws and administrative procedures will affect your eligibility to participate in Walmart’s short-term disability plans and the amount of your disability benefit. Contact Sedgwick for information and help.

Salaried and driver associates

How it works
  • Coverage is effective on your date of hire, and there’s no cost to you.
  • File a short-term disability claim and apply for a leave of absence as soon as you know you’ll be away, and within 90 days after you become disabled.
  • To file, contact Sedgwick, our partner for disability administration, at mySedgwick.com/Walmart or call 800-492-5678.
  • The Salaried short-term disability plan replaces 100% of their base pay for up to six weeks, and 75% for up to 19 more weeks, after a waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • Truck drivers short-term disability plan replaces 75% of their average day’s pay for up to 25 weeks after a waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • You’ll find complete details in the Associate Benefits Book.
Maternity
  • If you have a baby, the plan covers 100% of your base pay for nine weeks after an initial waiting period of seven calendar days.
  • If you experience medical complications, you may also qualify for extended coverage of 75% of your base pay for a total of up to 25 weeks.
  • You may also be eligible for additional benefits under the parental pay policy, equal to 100% of your base pay. For more information, see the parental pay policy.
Filing a claim?
Contact Sedgwick, our partner for disability administration, at mySedgwick.com/Walmart or call 800-492-5678.
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More resources

Need help?

Call People Services at 800-421-1362.
For claims help, call Sedgwick at 800-492-5678.
See the 2022 Associate Benefits Book for more information about your benefits and eligibility. This document will control in the event of any conflict. If you're looking for the 2020 Associate Benefits Book with 2021 Summaries of Material Modifications, you'll find it here.