Short term disability wants me to repay them money they sent me
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I agree with Mr. Belt. STD benefit compensates for actual loss of wages (usually a percentage of the wages lost). STD benefits do not compensate you for pain, suffering, aggravation, etc. The fact that you might have stayed out of work if they had approved your claim initially does not change your entitlement. If there was some. Of time that you did not work, and that. Of time was more than the waiting. Provided for by the short-term disability plan, then you are entitled to compensation for that perod of time at the rate defined under the plan.
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If I understand your question correctly, you applied for disability benefits but never stopped working. You then received a check from disability. Assuming this is correct you received payment intended to compensate you for lost earnings when you did not have lost earnings. In other words you received a benefit to which you were not entitled so you would need to reimburse that money.
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