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Stephanie O Joy, Esq, Soc. Sec. Attorney
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I plan on having surgery soon. I'am a secratery.at a gh

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I plan on having surgery soon. I'am a secratery.at a high school in WV. I may be off
several months without pay. I'am married and my husband has been retired for 10 years.My question is is there any short term disability from the state of WV. or Social Security. Thank You
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Social Security
Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

Unfortunately, Social Security disability is only provided for disabilities that are expected to last at least 12 months, so that likely won't work for you. WV does not provide for state temporary disability benefits for its workers generally, either. However, if you have not spoken to your HR, many state employed people actually have short term (and sometimes long term) disability policies offered to them as part of their compensation (like health insurance).

Expert:  Stephanie O Joy, Esq replied 1 year ago.

So I'd look there first so hopefully you need not dig into savings or otherwise incur debt just getting by til you can get back to work.

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