Short Term Disability
I have been on short term disability for long covid, and this has only been for half a day a week, but I am allowed to only take that time when I need it. It has been 12 months and my supervisor wants me to end this and I have a meeting scheduled to meet with people tomorrow. I haven't used much of my STD, so it is not an issue of running out. I would like to know what other people's situation has been with STD and if I have been unreasonable with my usage of it. I appreciate your feedback.
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Hi @macastronomer, I’m tagging fellow members @kelloggma @lynnryan @tempiej @jd44204 and @nant who have experience with short term disability and long COVID.
I wonder if this blog post from Mayo Clinic Post COVID experts might be helpful for your conversations with your employer?
– Navigating Return to Work with Long COVID https://connect.mayoclinic.org/blog/post-covid-recovery/newsfeed-post/navigating-return-to-work-with-long-covid/
I only used my short term disability for six months. So I am not sure the law. However, I would assume by the name alone it is meant to have a limited time. I would see if you can find the law around that. You may need to convert to disability.
It sounds like you are using flexible STD, since you are still able to some work. From my understanding it is based on what your doctors say, and HR decides. Unfortunately with my symptoms I wasn’t able to work at all, so went from STD to LTD, and was just approved for Social Security Disability after 2 years. At the end of the day, you know your body and limitations the best. Best of luck to you.