Disability insurance for maternity leave in NYC
June 4, 2016 11:32 PM   Subscribe

I live and work in NYC and am hoping to become pregnant within the next few months. Right now I am employed as a contractor, which means I don't qualify for any parental leave benefits, according to HR. Are there any ways I can soften the financial blow, besides putting aside savings? Is disability insurance one of them in NYC?
posted by anonymous to Work & Money (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I'm assuming you're actually paying into the system--there will be a line on your paystub marked "NY SDI" or similar. In that case...

Q. Can a claimant collect Disability Benefits for disability caused by pregnancy?
posted by praemunire at 9:52 AM on June 5, 2016

I was a regular employee when I went on leave but I do not qualify for state disability so I had to use sick time (a given amt of hours at 65% and then a given amt of hours at 55%). I signed up for a short term disability insurance that was like AFLAC (but it was not AFLAC). So that helped a bit.
posted by vignettist at 12:24 PM on June 6, 2016

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