Illness & Disability

Illness & Disability

MIT is committed to supporting employees when they need to be away from work because of illness or injury. The following programs contribute to a robust MIT support system for employees who need time off for health and medical reasons.

Leaves of Absence

Unpaid leaves

Paid leaves

Benefits eligibility

Your benefits eligibility does not change if you take a paid leave of absence. Review the Unpaid Leave Eligibility Chart to find out how your benefits eligibility will change when you take an unpaid leave of absence.

Accommodations for Disabled Employees

MIT is dedicated to providing reasonable accommodations to employees with documented disabilities. Find out how to obtain accommodations or file a grievance, if you do not believe appropriate accommodations have been made.

Learn more

Have questions about MIT disability services? Contact the Office of Disability Services at (617) 253-4572. 

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