How to get short term disability maternity leave

How to get short term disability and maternity leave will very greatly by what state you live in and your employer. If you pay into short term disability you should be able to apply for it. Your employer, local social security office and sometimes your doctors office will be able to help you with the process and the paperwork. Not everyone qualifies for short term disability for maternity leave. The first person you should ask is the HR rep for your employer.

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4Katie
Moms Expertise
    05/07/14
    How did you get disability do you have to have complications with your pregnancy?
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    05/07/14
    4Katie
    After having a baby your doctor can sign a form that you can't work for 6 weeks. Recovery from childbirth is considered a short term disability.
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      05/08/14
      katie... wow I had no idea!
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