If Iwas on extended sick leave and exhausted all my leave time, is my employer required to pay short term disability if I qualify?

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If Iwas on extended sick leave and exhausted all my leave time, is my employer required to pay short term disability if I qualify?

The private company that employs me failed to pay the insurance company, therefore I still have not been reimbursed for short term disability.

Asked on October 22, 2010 under Employment Labor Law, Virginia

Answers:

M.T.G., Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You need to speak with an attorney in the employment and labor law field in your area.  When employers fail to pay their premiums and employees need to collect or to make an insurance claim, states generally have funds that the employees can collect from and the employers will be required to pay in to the fund for reimbursement.  This is so the injured party is not given the double whammy, so to speak, of being injured AND without funds while recuperating.  The fund will generally sue the employer on the issue of the coverage.  Check and see if this is true in your state as well.  Also, try social security disability.  Good luck.


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