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tarheelgirlttarheelgirl Posts: 473
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:32 AM in Health Insurance Issues
I know this must sound crazy...but when I started my medical leave at my job in Oct/07, then finally forced to resign for not being able to perform the duties of being a nurse in Dec...I never felt that would be permenant. I never went after short term disability (which I paid for thru my paycheck) nor LTD which the hospital provided for us. Why did I never think of that? I feel so stupid. I ended up applying for SSD and just "heard" thru my attorney that I won, but now is it too late to go back and get what I should have been getting thru LTD? I hope some of you have answers! It was like a light bulb going off 2 nights ago! My attorney's website has a link to a good LTD attorney...would you recommend me doing this? Our debt is so bad now...going from making 50-70k a year to nothing has destroyed us. What do you all think? I tried calling the hospital and left a message. I thank you in advance for being so patient with all my questions.


  • no, that's why i'm saying I'm dumb...never thought about it. I had std, just in case I got pregnant...but I never thought of using for this. sad. I do think also, after thinking that LTD and SSD would be double pay, but I should have gotten std...I think that went for 12 weeks. thanks...guess you8 see how desparate I am...was ok until husbands business started to slow.
  • If you have a Union that you belonged to at the hospital they could help you. If not you could talk to human resources and the Occupational health Nurse. I received STD but then I had to live on employment benefits for 12 weeks which was half pay before I got LTD. They also hold my job for 2 years. I would recommend a consult with a Lawyer as that is usually free. It couldn't hurt. Best wishes. Charry
    DDD of lumbar spine with sciatica to left hip,leg and foot. L4-L5 posterior disc bulge with prominent facets, L5-S1 prominent facets with a posterior osteocartilaginous bar. Mild bilateral foraminal narrowing c-spine c4-c7 RN
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