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    My situations is as follows. The company I work for (considerably over 50 employees) gives its employees 2 weeks paid maternity leave. However, you can't combine that with STD, LTD, PTO, or Supplemental.

    I need to take more time off than 2 weeks but cannot afford to be without income. Does Nebraska provide STD or something like it? Are there any other options for me? Please help! Due in May

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    Only 5 states have state disability programs and Nebraska is not one of them. Does the company sponsor a short-term disability plan and you declined it? Any disability policy you could purchase now, either on your own or through a company-sponsored plan (even if you were allowed to enroll outside of the open enrollment period) would nearly certainly exclude your pregnancy as a pre-existing condition. Sorry.
    Last edited by Pattymd; 11-08-2007, 01:17 PM.
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      You stated that you can't combine paid maternity leave with STD but would your company allow STD (if you accepted it) to kick in after your paid leave ends? I can see why they wouldn't want you to receive both at the same time (double-dipping) but what about consecutively?
      Last edited by MilCivHR; 11-09-2007, 07:35 AM.

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        I'm not clear on whether you even HAVE a disability policy already. It didn't sound like you did.
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          No, that's the thing. It's not a combination of the two, it's using the paid leave and then STD kicking in that they won't allow. And I don't even have STD right now and even if I were to apply now pregnancy is considered pre-exsisting.

          It pretty much looks like I am screwed =/

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            Originally posted by palegothic View Post
            No, that's the thing. It's not a combination of the two, it's using the paid leave and then STD kicking in that they won't allow. And I don't even have STD right now and even if I were to apply now pregnancy is considered pre-exsisting.

            It pretty much looks like I am screwed =/
            Does the company offer STD?

            By the way, the company doesn't pay STD - the insurance company does. The company doesn't dictate when STD pays (or doesn't).
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              OK, so you have a disability policy. I don't know of any state law that specifically prohibits supplementing STD benefit with paid time off, so it's up to the company. If the company policy is that paid time off cannot be used while you are on STD, that would be a legal policy.
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                Originally posted by palegothic View Post
                And I don't even have STD right now and even if I were to apply now pregnancy is considered pre-exsisting.
                To tell you the truth, I'm still not positive if she does or doesn't have a STD policy.
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