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    I went on maternity leave on October 14 of this year. When i filled out all the paperwork my employer sent me I asked if there was anything else i needed to do. The individual I spoke with said no. I called after not recieving a single check after a month of being on leave and already having my duaghter. I was told that i never filed with the state of California. I am confused. I thought that the paperwork I filled out took care of everything now I am past the 49 day mark to qualify for short term disability. i requested paperwork from EDD anyways. I just want to know what is going to happen. I cant afford not to get paid for the time frame that is not disability. I started on 10-14-07 and my last day is 12-20-07.


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    Filing the papework for leave with your employer is not the same as filing for disability benefits for the state. What you do at this point depends on the state.
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    • #3
      We don't know what is going to happen - that will be up to the state to decide.
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      • #4
        The individual you spoke to probably mean that there was nothing more you needed to do with reference to taking maternity leave. But the employer does not file for disabilty for you - that's something you need to do and separately from the maternity leave. Basically, you file for leave from the employer with the employer; you file for benefits from the state with the state.
        The above answer, whatever it is, assumes that no legally binding and enforceable contract or CBA says otherwise. If it does, then the terms of the contract or CBA apply.


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