What to know about Disability Leave?

What is Disability Leave?

If and when a working person is limited in one or more major life activities due to a physical or mental impairment, they have the right to take a paid disability leave (leave of absence).

What is the Payout?

Disability leave will pay a percentage of someone’s salary for the time that they are unable to work. The average of the pay is between 40 to 60 percent of the weekly salary rate. The maximum amount of time covered under the disability leave is up to 52 weeks.

However, be advised that there are differences between “inability to work at your own job” and “inability to work.” If someone is able to work a different type of job, some policies allow the employee to continue collecting short term disability (amount may be at a reduced amount).

It is also important to note that the employee will not be paid for the first week after the accident and or start date of the leave.

Is there a deadline to submit the disability leave claim form?

It is recommended that an employee submits their claim form no later than 49 days after your disability begins. If you pass the 49 days you may lose your benefits.

If you were injured or have a medical condition and a doctor has diagnosed you with the inability to return to work contact us to get assistance in filling out your disability leave application.