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Is it possible to get short term disability for an injury after getting laid off from a job. The injury is not related to work but is affecting work.
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Yes it is possible to get benefits if you are laid off, but you must have met the notice period under the policy. In other words, your continued employment doesn't affect whether the policy must pay. BUT, most policies will require you to have made the application for benefits within some time of the injury - usually 30-60 days.

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