The Basics About Oviedo Short Term Disability2020-09-09T14:29:36-04:00

If you are in need of Oviedo Short Term Disability benefits, this blog will help answer some questions you may have. Keep reading to learn more about what this means for you and your future.

Short Term Disability is granted when an employee is injured or becomes disabled and is unable to perform work duties. When an injury or illness happens, Short Term Disability (STD) benefits will cover a percentage of an employee’s salary for a specific amount of time. Here is more information on Oviedo Short Term Disability. 

Short Term DisabilityThe Benefits 

When a person becomes disabled, they can earn anywhere from 40 to 100% of their weekly gross income from Short Term Disability, depending on their employer’s policy. 

A study from the Council for Disability Awareness states that around 1 in 4 of today’s 20-year olds have a chance of becoming disabled at some point in their career before they reach retirement. In saying this, it is important that an employee elects to receive STD insurance prior to their injury or else they will not be eligible to receive them if they wait until after they are unable to work. 


Coverage typically begins anywhere from one to 14 days after an employee’s injury. The coverage amount can vary around 9 to 52 weeks from eligibility, depending on their unique circumstances and their employer’s policy. 

Because there is typically a small gap between the time a person applies for disability benefits and when benefits are awarded, some employees choose to use sick days while waiting for approval. Click here to learn more about Short Term Disability and how we can help. 

Contact Us For Your Oviedo Short Term Disability Needs 

If you have any questions about your Oviedo Short Term Disability or Long Term Disability claim, please give Herbert M. Hill, P.A. a call and we would be glad to answer any questions you may have. If you would like, after discussing your case, we can set up a conference. In most circumstances, that conference would be free of charge but in no circumstance would you be under any obligation to hire us nor would you feel any pressure to do so.

Herbert M. Hill, P.A. is a law firm located in Orlando, Florida with a practice extending throughout the state of Florida. While the vast majority of cases handled are for disability insurance benefits, areas of practice include employee benefit claims of all sorts.  

The firm handles any claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”) for disability benefits, medical benefits, retirement benefits of any sort, including pension, 401k, termination agreements or the like as well as claims arising under private disability policies.