Received 1 disability check in 5 weeks.

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 10 point, Aug 16, 2014.

  1. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    One of our ft drivers had hernia surgery and is still waiting on disability payments.

    He finally received 1 check and is back to waiting again.

    He called the TeamCare folks that handle the payments (several times) and they finally told him that there are only 9 people in that dept and when the influx of UPS employees finally happened they now have 2000 claims to process with 9 employees on staff.

    Anyone else having this problem?
     
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Was the hernia work related?


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  3. joeboodog

    joeboodog good people drink good beer

    I was fortunate in that I got my checks in a timely fashion. Memorial Day week it was a couple days late but for the most part I got them every Thursday.
     
  4. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    Check and see if there are any state laws that may be being violated.
     
  5. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Not substantiated. He didn't even try the WC route.
     
  6. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    The way it sounds... the claims are piling up.
    TeamCare...welcome to the UPS workforce.
     
  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    That's a shame. The worst that would have happened was denial of his claim.


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  8. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Agree. He just wanted to get it over with and skip the interrogation.
     
  9. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    We're not used to this. I hope it's just a temporary, short term issue.

    We're not trying to see the issue as all bad but it better not continue this way.
     
  10. jumpman23

    jumpman23 Oh Yeah

    When I was out a couple months ago my Aflac checks came quick and yes the union disability checks took freakin forever lol.
     
  11. In my barrio I tell my guys to file for unemployment plus their disability. Neither cares if you collect either.
     
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  12. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Is the unemployment reduced by the amount of the disability check?
     
  13. No
     
  14. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    Didn't know that. Thx for the info.
     
  15. Crazy Diamond

    Crazy Diamond Robot Extraordinaire

    I had no idea that was even legal.


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  16. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

     
  17. 10 point

    10 point Well-Known Member

    On our old Broadspire/Aetna disability plan an employee could still work to generate extra income if possible so if UPS won't let you work unless you're 100% filing for unemployment makes sense.
     
  18. It is in my state. If you think about it what if your boss broke his leg of had a hernia. He could still work. If you are an hourly you are on disability or laid off as far as unemployment is conferences. It's not your fault or unemployment a fault that ups doesn't have work for you.
     
  19. brown bomber

    brown bomber brown bomber

    I was under the impression that STD ( short term disability) was handled by the Union for that time period, 6 months. After that LTD (long term disability) was handled by an outside insurer in my case Aetna...you can remain on Ltd indefinately, however after the 12 months on LTD, you lose your Teamster Healthcare coverage, and have to take a plan from a different carrier or go on COBRA, or if you can retire
     
  20. Cementups

    Cementups Box Monkey

    @bleedinbrown58 , how do you disagree with a question?!?!?!? WTF??!!