Long Term Disability Benefits

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 4100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7638 • Fax: (214) 653-7608

Dallas County’s Long Term Disability Benefits


If your income stops due to a disabling injury or illness, how will you pay your mortgage, your household bills, and the everyday living expenses for you and your family? Dallas County offers long-term disability to help employees protect themselves and their loved ones from financial risks and uncertainties surrounding a disability.

The information below is a summary of the long term disability benefits provided to full time employees (only). Long term disability coverage begins on the 1st day of the month after you complete 30 consecutive calendar days of active employment as a regular, full-time employee.

The 30-day waiting period is measured from your Hire Date, which is defined as the date you actively begin working for Dallas County on an active, full-time basis.

For example, if your first day of regular, active employment is January 15th, you will be eligible for insurance coverage on March 1st. If your first day of regular, active employment is February 1st, you will be eligible for medical coverage under your selected plan on April 1st, because the month of February has less than 30 days.

To be eligible, you must meet these requirements:

  • You must be a regular full-time employee
  • You must continue to be actively employed (working 40 hours or more a week); and
  • You must complete the enrollment process within 14 days of your Hire Date or by the Annual Enrollment deadline. (Note: The annual open enrollment period is the month of November).

For additional details and information about exclusions and limitations, deductible income, and other benefits please visit the Public Employees Benefits Cooperative (PEBC) website at www.pebcinfo.com.

Click here to see FAQ's on filing a long-term disability claim.

If you have specific questions about your benefits, please contact the Human Resources Department at (214) 653-6579 or (214) 653-6161.