Lost and Confused about Short Term Disability

Discussion in 'Health and Medical Topics' started by SlickAlleyCat, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. SlickAlleyCat

    SlickAlleyCat New Member


    Im fairly new to UPS. I was hired back in May of this year. I work at Worldport on nights.

    I broke my foot last week and will be out of work for 6 to 12 weeks. I called HR and teamcare and was told I wasnt eligible for FMLA (obviously, I have no benefits) but to try and get STD through my union. How would I go about doing that? Ive asked my sup and center manager but they keep giving me numbers to call and I get the same answers. I just need some guidance completing this process.

    What is the possibility of me actually obtaining short term disability? Should be trying other things? If so, what?
  2. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Go to your state website ya live in do a search for disability forms have doc fill them out mail them in. Out west we also get a form from union hall and get 85 a week from out ins
  3. SlickAlleyCat

    SlickAlleyCat New Member

    So I would do both forms or just one of the two? Thanks for the reply.
  4. fres431

    fres431 Active Member

    Do both..one is state disability other is union. You don't have to do both. In CA state disability is roughly 50% of what ya made previously in a quarter. Through union ya get extra cash. Both are tax free