Participants may request Qualified Program Deferrals up to a maximum of 24 months subject to the approval of the Program Administrator. Qualified Program Deferral periods will extend a participant’s eligibility period as otherwise defined herein. The Program will consider requests for such deferrals for the following reasons: continuing education, economic hardship, involuntary unemployment, temporary disability and parental leave. Participants are not eligible to receive Program benefits during a Qualified Program Deferral period.
Approval of a Qualified Program Deferral is at the discretion of the Program Administrator and the participant will be required to submit the request in writing and to submit such other documentation as may be requested.