Disability (maternity) leave

Disability due to pregnancy is covered under Short-Term Disability (STD). If you’re eligible, benefits are typically provided for two weeks prepartum and six weeks postpartum or eight weeks postpartum for C-Section. (Don’t forget, in most cases, you need to satisfy a seven-day “elimination period” before benefits begin.) Disability leave runs concurrently with leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Therefore, disability leave will reduce the amount of unpaid FMLA available for the year. Use this maternity tracking calendar to help visualize what your maternity leave could look like.