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What should we do if injured and doctor gives note not to return to work for 30days? Injured tendon off duty. Do we request short term disability or leave of absence?  Never done this and is there a number we call?  Store manager is aware and given the doctor note but never said anything to us about filing out any forms.  Its now been 3weeks and no pay and just realized being union I probably can be getting paid during this time instead of struggling financially and borrowing money to help me through.



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Ask a co manager.

Did you get hurt at work?

The girl that does hiring here hands out the paperwork and should know what applies to your situation.

If that doesn't help, contact HR and ask what to do.

3 weeks is a long time to wait to do anything.  Not sure if you can anymore.



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Anonymous wrote:

What should we do if injured and doctor gives note not to return to work for 30days? Injured tendon off duty. Do we request short term disability or leave of absence?  Never done this and is there a number we call?  Store manager is aware and given the doctor note but never said anything to us about filing out any forms.  Its now been 3weeks and no pay and just realized being union I probably can be getting paid during this time instead of struggling financially and borrowing money to help me through.


 Contact your union and he, sounds like you should be on short term disability. Kroger is s crooked company they will not tell you that you can collect disability, quit wasting time on here and call union they can help you.



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How long does it take to receive disability check? 

 



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Anonymous

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As far as I know, you only receive disability pay if you're injured on the job.  Otherwise, it's time off without pay.



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Anonymous

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I got disability for maternity leave but been about a week and haven't received check

 



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Anonymous

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covid, 5 days not enough....can i apply for short term disability??



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If you are injured you can request medical leave be it on the clock or not. On the clock is different and actually better as your employer must cover it. By law they must adhere to it.

You are allowed to take fmla leave to take care of your self or family members. This is a u.s. state law it should not vary by state. Kroger requires you to use up your vacation pay first then sick pay. Hopefully you have some savings saved up. Most states have fmla pay as well. You might qualify. If longer than 15 weeks it counts as a short term disability and you qualify for food stamps after that.

Health insurance with kroger is 1+ months out. So after the second month you might loose it. I think they finally removed the fine for oboma care if you failed to have health insurance on your taxes. Which is good as it was illegal/controversial to begin with. The idea was great but the forced 5k fine was wrong. 



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If it is shorter than 30 days you can request a medical short term leave. I longer than 30 days that's when fmla kicks in. 



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Give your note to the store manager and enjoy your 30 days off. Hopefully you have savings or sick pay you can use. Or can mooch off of someone fora while. 



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If it's over 30 days then it's leave. Short term just means they can't work you until you're scheduled to return to work. Hopefully you have savings to tide you through, sick pay + vacation pay to allow you some income. To spread it longer you can ask for like 25-30 hrs a week. The sooner you let them know the better because the have a chance of actually filling in the shifts. Instead of no one being their and your coworker(s) get to share your work load.



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