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Short-Term Disability Benefits

If you develop a temporary physical or mental disability while employed, you may be entitled to short-term disability leave. The federal Americans with Disabilities Act is intended to protect individuals with disabilities that limit their ability to perform work or handle other major activities of daily life, including walking, standing, learning and reading.

The Social Security Administration does not pay benefits for short-term disability, but some public and private employers do.

The Frank Jenkins Law Office in Lexington, Kentucky, has been helping disabled individuals obtain short-term disability benefits, Social Security disability and Supplemental Security Income benefits for over 20 years.

Our firm has handled many Social Security Disability matters on behalf of individuals living in metropolitan Lexington and throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky, including Berea, Georgetown, Nicholasville, Richmond, Paris, Versailles, Winchester, and many others. In fact, we represent people all over the state, including far-Eastern as well as far-Western Kentucky.

We are ready to answer your questions. Contact us toll free at 859-389-9344 or by using our online contact form. Your initial consultation is free of charge. If a short-term impairment is limiting your ability to work, we can help you understand your options and legal rights. Don’t delay. It’s important to assess your rights right away so you avoid waiving any potential legal claims.

We handle all cases on a contingent fee basis, which means you don’t pay any fees up front and won’t ever pay us a fee until we help you obtain SSD benefits.

What You Need to Know About Short-Term Disability

A short-term disability might involve a psychological impairment. Or you might have a physical condition such as a back injury, stroke, heart attack, broken bones or certain diseases that make it difficult for you to function from day to day.

A federal law known as the American Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) allows you to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work if you have a health condition that causes a short-term disability or you need to care for an ill spouse or relative.

The FMLA protects you from losing your job while you are on leave. This law applies to employees of public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools, and private companies with 50 or more employees.

Some businesses and employers in Kentucky have short-term disability insurance policies that pay workers a portion of their salary if they have to take short-term disability because of an injury or illness.

Social Security does not provide short-term disability assistance. A disabled worker may qualify for Social Security disability benefits if he or she can’t work full-time in any job for 12 months or more. Social Security has strict rules about what qualifies as a disability.

Learn Your Legal Rights

The Lexington, KY, lawyers at the Frank Jenkins Law Office have helped disabled workers and individuals in Kentucky secure short-term disability benefits, Social Security disability and other types of disability benefits for over 20 years.  Contact our Lexington SSD lawyers today at 859-389-9344.

If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a short-term physical or mental impairment, you do have some options. Let us answer your questions and explain your legal rights.