Help clarify my wife's pregnancy disability situation
September 30, 2012 3:44 PM Subscribe
In July, mrs. graymouser gave birth to a lovely little baby girl. I need help figuring out exactly what our situation is with regard to her disability and family leave.
posted by graymouser to Work & Money (6 answers total)
OK, so we live in New Jersey (Camden County), and my wife gave birth back in July. Her employer said that she had 6 weeks of time off. For reference, she works at a company in New Jersey (Burlington County) that has right around 50 employees.
Her employer gave her paperwork to fill out for family leave. This got dragged on until after 6 weeks when she went back to work. (We are both working half from the office and half from home.) When family leave got back to her, they finally said she should have filed for disability, and forwarded along the paperwork for that. So now they are trying to work out the disability payments. But we're getting conflicting information about what she should have and be able to do.
What's caused some confusion is exactly what she was eligible for. How much disability should she have had for a vaginal birth in New Jersey? Should she have been able to go out before her due date, and can we do anything about that after the fact? And how should family leave work? Are we entitled to any further time off for her, and if so would any of it be paid time off?