STD and Unemployment

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by smellit, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    hey guys,

    Need some help. I am applying for short term disability due to an off the job injury. Doctors note said light work but management said they didn't have any work to offer. Would I be able to collect both STD and unemployment?

    STD payments are like $300 a week which isn't going to cut it for the bills. I called central states teamcare and they said I can't collect both but I have read on these forums that there are some of you collecting both. Can someone please clear things up for a confused UPS'er? Thanks
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    You cannot collect both.
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  3. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    Ok. Thanks

    I guess I'll try and get by with the $300 a week and get healthy as soon as possible.
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  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    They've got work to offer.
    They just don't want to.

    It's all about "control".

    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Ok.....I thought STD stood for something else. LOL
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    1BROWNWRENCH Amateur Malthusian

    Sorry. I can't come in for a short term. My :censored3: hurts!
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  7. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    ...or you could try to find out how much unemployment would be...
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    The injury was off-duty. Offering TAW for an off-duty injury would set quite the precedent.
  9. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    Does my situation qualify for unemployment?
  10. cosmo1

    cosmo1 Now, a low life jack wagon, and still loving it.

    Maybe you could call the unemployment number for your state. If that wouldn't be too difficult.

    The rules are different everywhere.
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  11. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    My feeling is that there is work available, but due to Medical issues you cannot do the work.
    Therefore, I see short disability as your only option.
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  12. Mugarolla

    Mugarolla Light 'em up!

    The precedent has already been set. In my area, at least, UPS has to consider light duty work for those injured on the job as well as those injured off the job.

    Your medical restrictions determine whether or not you are offered light duty. And light duty is only offered for 14 days.

    So if you are going to be off more than 14 days, light duty is not even an option.
  13. Santashelper1

    Santashelper1 Member

    Thanks for the help everyone. I appreciate it. Hopefully I just get better fast and get back to work. I hate just sitting at home, especially when the pay checks are only going to be $300 a week. Health is more important I guess tho. Still have a lot of years left to get that pension. Lol
  14. clean hairy

    clean hairy Well-Known Member

    Stinky Turd Dump?
  15. Baba gounj

    Baba gounj pensioner

    Who was the driver who had his twin brother always covering for him ?
  16. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    One of the questions asked by the Unemployment office is "Are you able and willing to work?"

    By virtue of being on disability, the unemployment office views you as "unable".
  17. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Keep in mind that the $300/week is before taxes.
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  18. scratch

    scratch Least Best Moderator Staff Member

    Where I am, TAW is offered for up to 29 days. Since Liberty Mutual pays a portion of it, it wouldn't be offered for an off the job injury.

    I'm on Workman's Comp right now. I worked a couple of 14 hour days while on TAW, they are taking penalty pay out of my W/C checks!
  19. pickup

    pickup Well-Known Member

    Orang puteh or some name like that.
  20. Holydriver

    Holydriver Active Member

    this post isnt about sexually transmitted diseases? damn it, what a waste of time