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Why doesn’t my FMLA/short-term disability form say I should be off for twelve weeks?

It is important to note that there is a difference between the twelve (12) weeks of leave allowed by the Federal FMLA statutes and the length of time you are medically disabled.  Medical disability from pregnancy or surgery is typically six to eight weeks unless some unforeseen complication occurs.  The forms from your employer and disability carrier specify that we tell them how long you will be MEDICALLY (physically) disabled from performing your job duties.  You should contact your employer Human Resources Department regarding the requirements for the full twelve weeks of FMLA leave.

Dr. Betsy BuchertWhy doesn’t my FMLA/short-term disability form say I should be off for twelve weeks?

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