To qualify for CA state short term disability, u have to be off work for 9 days or more and they start to pay on the 9th day. If you have surgery it starts on the day you have surgery.
You should talk to your human resource rep to get a better idea of what you need to do and if you qualify to get std in your state. In CA there is about 6 pages you need to fill out (I find them in my HR at work), give to your doc then send to the state. Within a week you get a phone interview then your first check...
You may want to do a web search and find out that way.
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