Short term disability and employment.

If I am on short term disability from one
company due to physical restraints, am I legally
able to begin a work from home job during that
time?

Asked on August 30, 2017 under Employment Labor Law, New York

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

No, your state is very clear that if you work--even at a different job, and/or even from home--you cannot at the same time receive short-term disability (STD). STD is income replacement when you cannot work due to a medical condition, etc.; if you are working, you do not need, and are not eligible for, that replacement.


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