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It's not illegal to accept pay or disability benefits from the old employer even though you found another job. In your situation in particular the "disability" as defined by the disability policy means you are physically unable to do your current job.. That remains true and what they are stating is they already pre-approved (or pre-certified) that you will be disabled until the 12th. What that means for you is that you'll get benefits until that date regardless of anything because they made that determination. You are essentially collecting on the contract until that point. There is nothing illegal (or a misrepresentation) about you going and getting another job that is less demanding while you collect benefits.
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