When I become eligible for benefits, must I continue premium payments?

Your coverage will continue without payment of premiums while LTD Monthly Benefits are payable. Your status as a Covered Person will continue while you are disabled, during any Lay-Off Period or Leave of Absence Period shown in your Schedule of Insurance, during the first six months of a labor dispute or strike, or while you are on a leave of absence under any state or federally mandated family or medical leave act.