Hey Stumpy.. Welcome..
What's your location? You in the Lower 48? I ask because, I was a Payroll Adminstrator for a major Corporation and, know a bit about this kind of stuff...
Here in the states, (Californina) we have State Disability, which sounds like you would qualify for. That will cover one year, if you are unable to work because of the depression, or whatever the Dx is.
Does your company have Long Term Disability? That normally will pick up after the SDI ends.
Check out if your doctor thinks you are unable to work and see what he will be willing to sign for.
If you are about to lose your job and, it is Because of the depression that you are unable to do it, you cannot be fired for an illness. And the depression is what made you incompetent, I'm guessing.. ?
Talk with your health providers and therapists and see what they say about your state of mind before you took time off. If it all points back to severe depression, you might be able to get the disability while you recover completely.
Good luck and keep us up to date.
Post Edited (Having2LeftFeet) : 3/31/2005 8:16:14 AM (GMT-7)
Your husband sounds like mine.. ! :) Except when the money isn't there then, he pouts.. haha.. Make up your mind.
HR is a good source for all the info you need. And the doctors are your key to what you can qualify for. I do know that if you can get the Disability going, it takes a very large load off of your shoulders and really helps with the ability to begin healing.
Let us know how it goes for you and just take this healing one day at a time.. you will get there.
We can respond to irritation with a smile instead of scowl, or by giving warm praise instead of icy indifference. By our being understanding instead of abrupt, others, in turn, may decide to hold on a little longer rather than to give way. Love, patience, and meekness can be just as contagious as rudeness and crudeness.
Well, sometimes we go thru things only to find out that we didn't really understand what others were going thru, when we explained to them how to deal with their issues. Can't really understand the processes, feelings, fears etc., unless we've been thru it ourselves.
Guess you could call this stage of your life a "Practicum."
When you come out of this, you will be of great value and a guiding light to others. So, take notes, there Will be a Quiz.. !