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    I recently found out I was pregnant and during my New OB appt with my physician they spoke to me of NY's state law for OB Disability. I was not aware of any such law and even so do not know if it would apply to me. I currently am working in Upstate NY at a Military Post I have been here on a contract with the DOD for 3 years. My contracting company is out of Maryland... When I called to inquire from my company as to what type of benefits they offered or if they offered short term disability for maternity leave they said that they did not offer it. Then they also told me that they do pay a premium to NY and 1 other state that requires short term disability for maternity but that they were not sure of the process or what I would need to do to pursue obtaining any benefits through the state.

    These are my questions: Am I eligable for this benefit because I work in NY State even though my contracting company is from Maryland ? What is the rate for this type of disability? I have read several articles that state the maximum is 170/wk and others that say 405/mth. I would appreciate any information or assistance that you could give me...

    Thank you

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    Disability is disability; doesn't matter for what reason. It's unlikely that the contracting company (the one you are working through) is exempt from the New York Disability coverage requirement, since you ARE working in New York, not Maryland.

    I think Betty3 has a link for you to call and find out. She should be here shortly.
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