My daughter moved to California as a travel nurse. 2 months into her contract, Dec.2011, she suffered a knee injury (not WC)and was unable to work. Her contract was terminated and when she applied for state disability was denied as she hadn't worked there in the 5 to 12 months prior to her injury. They told her to reapply in April. Now they say that only December through March is not eligible and will only pay April to May, when she returned to work. Is there any recourse as she was out of work for a full 5 months?
Hello and welcome to JustAnswer.I'm sorry to hear about your situation and hope I can help.No, unfortunately she can only receive benefits from the time of her application, so she would only be eligible to receive benefits from the date of her application to the time she returned to work.I wish I had better news to give you, but I hope you appreciate a direct and honest answer to your question.
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