Have been on short term disability for 2 months.. My Dr. has written extensive restrictions should I return to work. I spoke to HR this morning and they may terminate my employment after 5 years due to this. Can I collect my remaining short-term (4 months left) while I am applying for long term disability and unemployment. I may be mistaken, but I thought you could take a total of 6 mo. short term disability. Does that stop if they terminate me. I will of course apply for Full Disability/SSI should I be terminated, but not sure about the remaining time of short-term. This is such a grueling process and experience.