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These resources – like the public health crisis itself – are constantly evolving and are only current as to the date of publication. This page was last updated on June 9, 2020.

For more up-to-date information on the relief programs available in Hawaii, we recommend that you visit Resilient Hawaii or KITV's Coronavirus Tracker.

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Description of Program and Relief

Temporary Disability Insurance (TDI)

Description of Program and Relief

Under Hawaii’s existing TDI program, workers may be eligible for up to 26 weeks of TDI, including to cover absences caused by COVID-19 illness or quarantine.

Government or Lead Agency

Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations

Dates Available

Effective immediately, subject to a 7-day waiting period

Eligibility Requirements/Restrictions

Eligibility requirements are available here. As a general matter, an employee must have at least 14 weeks of Hawaii employment during each of which the employee was paid for 20 hours or more, and earned not less than $400 in the 52 weeks preceding the first day of disability. TDI also has the following requirements:

  • The employee must have a doctor’s note (e.g., saying that the employee is ill or quarantined because of COVID-19)

  • The employee’s illness or quarantine cannot be work-related (if the employee’s illness or quarantine is work-related, Workers’ Compensation is the appropriate resource)

  • The employee cannot be receiving workers’ compensation or unemployment benefits

  • Benefits are not available for the first 7 days of an illness or quarantine

Application Deadlines (If Applicable)

Any claim must be filed within 90 days of the date of disability.

Contact for More Information

To apply for TDI, please contact your employer and ask for the contact information for their TDI carrier.

List of Additional Information

Additional information available here.

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