A form of benefits similar to New York workers compensation benefits is short term disability benefits are designed to help compensate you when you are not able to work due to an illness or injury. In New York state, you can receive up to 26 weeks of benefits in a 52-week period. These benefits pay 50% of your average wages up to a maximum of $170 per week.
Eligibility for a Short-Term Disability Claim in New York
Short-term disability benefits will typically last between three and six months, and any employer in New York who has employed one or more employees for at least 30 days in any calendar year is considered to be a “covered employer.” This includes domestic or personal employees that serve in a private home for 40 or more hours per week.
Functional AbilityFunctional evaluations measure one’s abilities and losses after the injury to determine one’s work capabilities. Worker’s comp claims examiners use a general measurement of physical capabilities from sedentary to very heavy exertion.
- Sedentary capacity involves sitting and occasional standing and walking, occasional exertion of less than 10 pounds of force, and using negligible force to lift, carry, push, or pull objects. ...