The act of filing a claim does not guarantee delivery of benefits. The claim must be filed by someone that has paid for disability insurance. That could be an employee. The employee’s boss pays some a part of the cost for the insurance, another part comes from the employee’s salary.
Still, each policy has an elimination period.
The employer welcomes inclusion of an elimination period. In that way, no one can start working one day and ask for disability coverage the next day. An employee must be working for a given number of months, before moving past the cut off for the elimination period. Once a worker has moved past that cut off, he or she can qualify for disability coverage.
Like time employed, the loss of income must meet a certain standard.
A disabled worker suffers a loss of income. Still, reimbursement for that lost income does not start on the second or third day of the disabled employee’s absence from the workplace. The reimbursement starts when the worker’s income loss equals a particular figure. That loss must equal a designated percent of the worker’s original salary.
The types of duties the disabled worker can perform also determine the nature of the awarded benefits.
Sometimes a worker’s disability does not keep that same employee from carrying out all of his or her original duties. In such cases, the size of the awarded benefit does not equal an amount as large as a total benefit. Instead, it equals the size of a partial benefit. In other words, the disabled employee gets reimbursed for the jobs he or she had in the past, but cannot do at the present time.
During their recovery, some disabled workers get paid residual benefits.
The employer does not hesitate to grant residual benefits to those recovering workers that feel willing to spend a part of their workday at the place where they had worked previously (before the accident). In that way, the employer can use the services of that same worker throughout his or her gradual recovery. Yet not all workers get to take advantage of the residual benefits.
Those added benefits only get paid to those employees that have purchased a special insurance policy. That special insurance policy gives the policy holder the ability to file a claim, and thus seek compensatory payments for the limited number of days when that same recovering worker managed to report and work.
Yet residual benefits do not offer the only option to a recovering, yet restless worker. That same worker may be able to set up a new schedule. According to that new schedule, the recovering worker enters his or her hours in a time sheet. That si why consulting with an injury lawyer in Vaughan helps.