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loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11514 posts
status 9th Jan '13
Quoting My Widdle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" Personally, I would work until you go into labor. ... [snip!] ... after, and I plan on taking some more time anyway, or finding a new job all together so I can be home with her during the day"


I've never taken out disability insurance, but it is offered through my job. So is it like extra time off, separate from FMLA??

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" I've never taken out disability insurance, but it is offered through my job. So is it like extra time off, separate from FMLA??"

Disability and FMLA are two different things.

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
9th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I'm not sure what you mean I guess. I had 12 weeks of leave, I could start taking it whenever I wanted. "</blockquote>




Was it paid leave? I think I can apply for FMLA and get 12 weeks but only 6 weeks of those would be paid because of disability.
I never paid for disability insurance, my job just gave me a paper for it. I did the same thing when I had my tonsils out I got 2 weeks paid disability for being out of work

loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11514 posts
status 9th Jan '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" Disability and FMLA are two different things."


I know what the difference is.



Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought disability just put money in my pocket. I still only got 12 weeks of leave.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
9th Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" I know what the difference is. Maybe I'm wrong, but I thought disability just put money in my pocket. I still only got 12 weeks of leave."

Depends on the job. Not all of them count disability leave as your FMLA leave.

lolajessup 3 kids; 1 angel baby; Beaverton, Michigan 44076 posts
9th Jan '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting My Widdle:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I'm not sure what you mean I guess. I had ... [snip!] ... just gave me a paper for it. I did the same thing when I had my tonsils out I got 2 weeks paid disability for being out of work"</blockquote>
It might be one of their benefits. I dont pay in so I suppose I dont get disability. But it's be freaking nice especially since I had to go on hospital bed rest :( and since I cant take LO out until April due to her being a preemie (that's what the haopital recommends).

loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11514 posts
status 9th Jan '13
Quoting My Widdle:" <blockquote><b>Quoting loser mom:</b>" I'm not sure what you mean I guess. I had ... [snip!] ... just gave me a paper for it. I did the same thing when I had my tonsils out I got 2 weeks paid disability for being out of work"


sorry, it wasn't paid leave... I meant FMLA.

Landon & Harper ❤ 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Illinois 1359 posts
10th Jan '13

Honestly I would just go ahead and take off to relax. Working to 38 weeks is still a good accomplishment. If it's to hard then I'd say go for it. I went to school until 38 weeks and then I couldn't do it anymore. You won't be a failure mama!

Am N Ty Due May 4; East Peoria, Illinois 35 posts
10th Jan '13

Take it off :) I have short term disability thru my work and I will prolly b doing the same! I get paid 6 wks off for regular delivery and 8wks off for c- section. I'm filling out the FMLA papers too for the full 12 wks but I prolly wont b taking all 12wks off due to finances :( Relaxing before ur baby arrives sounds wonderful to me!!!

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
10th Jan '13
Quoting loser mom:" sorry, it wasn't paid leave... I meant FMLA."

Yeah, I could take 12 weeks under FMLA if I wanted to...unfortunately, I can't afford to be out of work without pay for that long. In that case I probably would have waited out the extra 2 weeks...but since I'm only taking my 6 weeks of disability (and then probably a couple weeks of vacation time), I went out a couple weeks early since I got the same amount of time afterwards regardless.

**Eryn Lee** Due March 12; Boston, 685 posts
10th Jan '13

I dont get disability or FMLA. You have to work a certain amt of hours in a yr to qualifty. I hate my job. lol.

loser mom Due June 24 (twins); 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Oslo, Norway, ,,, Europe 11514 posts
status 10th Jan '13
Quoting Lizplustwo:" Yeah, I could take 12 weeks under FMLA if I wanted to...unfortunately, I can't afford to be out of work ... [snip!] ... a couple weeks of vacation time), I went out a couple weeks early since I got the same amount of time afterwards regardless. "


ahh, I took 12 weeks.... I had several hours of vacation time saved up, so I had a little money coming in.

Now I'm thinking I might start taking out disability insurance if we go for number two! :)

Eva Marie's Mama 1 child; Albany, New York 728 posts
10th Jan '13

Well I talked to one of the nurses today and she said since I don't have any medical problems associated with pregnancy, it might not be covered but then she said they will work with me, so my next appt is Tuesday and she's going to have me talk to the doctor and have her sign disability papers. So I'm hoping ill be done with work next Wednesday

ChubbyCheekers 2 kids; New York 3117 posts
10th Jan '13

Luckily I'm part time and I'm only required to work two days a week...DH is working from home so we don't have to worry about daycare and we're currently living with my in-laws until we get back on our feet (he had lost his job a couple months ago). So I probably will only work my minimum 2 days for a while and not pick up extra time so I can be home with my babies.