Tampa Short-Term Disability Attorney

If you develop a temporary physical or mental disability while employed, you may be entitled to short-term disability leave, under federal law. The Americans with Disabilities Act offers protections to individuals with legal disabilities that hinder their ability to perform work or handle other major activities of daily life, including walking, standing, learning and reading.

The Social Security Administration does not pay benefits for short-term disability, but some public and private employers do.

The Social Security Disability benefits lawyers at Disparti Law Group, P.A., have helped disabled individuals in Florida obtain short-term disability benefits, Social Security disability and other types of disability benefits for 30 years. Whether you are in Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples or Bonita Springs, one of our Florida short-term disability benefits attorneys is ready to answer your questions.

Contact a Florida SSD and SSI benefits lawyer at Disparti Law Group, P.A., toll free at 800-633-4091, or use our online contact form. We offer an initial consultation free of charge. If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a short-term impairment, it’s important to understand your options and legal rights. We offer a free initial consultation.

What You Need to Know About Short-Term Disability

Florida does not require that workers receive short-term disability pay during a temporary absence from work. Some businesses and employers in Florida have short-term disability insurance policies that pay workers a portion of their salary if they have to take short-term disability because of an injury or illness. But paid short-term disability is not required.

A short-term disability may be a diagnosed as a psychological impairment, or a medically recognizable physical injury such as a back injury, stroke, heart attack, broken bones or certain diseases that make it difficult for a person to function.

Under the federal American Family and Medical Leave Act, you may be eligible to take up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave from work without risking the loss of your job, if you have a health condition that causes a short-term disability or you need to care for an ill spouse or relative. FMLA applies to employees of public agencies, all public and private elementary and secondary schools and private companies which have 50 or more employees.

Social Security does not provide short-term disability assistance. A disabled worker may qualify for Social Security disability benefits (SSDI) if their disability is estimated to prevent them from working for at least 12 months. But Social Security has strict rules about what qualifies as a disability.

Contact Tampa Short-Term Disability Benefits Lawyer

The experienced disability benefits lawyers at Disparti Law Group, P.A., have helped disabled workers and individuals in Florida secure short-term disability benefits, Social Security disability and other types of disability benefits for 30 years. Whether you are in Tampa, Holiday, Miami, St. Petersburg, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Fort Myers, Naples or Bonita Springs, one of our Florida short-term disability benefits attorneys is ready to answer your questions.

Contact a Florida short-term benefits lawyer at Disparti Law Group, P.A., toll free at 800-633-4091, or use our online contact form. We offer an initial consultation free of charge. If you or a loved one is unable to work due to a short-term physical or mental impairment, you do have some options. Let us answer your questions and explain your legal rights without obligation.