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Contract 2023: Staff injury & illness

Reimbursements for Medical Expenses

Teachers can now receive reimbursement from the DOE for reasonable medical expenses — incurred because of an injury in the line of duty and not covered by insurance — of up to $1,500. The previous maximum was $750.

Injury in the Line of Duty

UFT-represented employees will not be required to complete the OP 200 legal form as part of the Injury in the Line of Duty application process.

Medical Arbitration

Independent medical evaluations will take place as expeditiously as possible following a teacher’s request for such an evaluation. To address the current delays, the DOE and the UFT will meet to explore ways to add more medical arbitrators to the rotating panel of doctors.