At my company, I am eligible for 8 weeks of STD at 60% pay because I had a cesarean. My company has a 1 week elimination period in which I was required to use sick leave before the STD kicks in.
My HR department told me that after I use the one week of sick time for the elimination period at full pay that I only get 7 weeks of STD at 60%. To me it seems like I should get 8 weeks of STD at 60% after the elimination period because during the elimination period, I was using my own accrued sick leave. I asked them for the name of our STD company and for the benefit paperwork but they said that HR handles everything and they would not give me the information.
Did your company start counting your weeks of STD after your elimination period or did your elimination period count as part of your STD time? Just wondering if they may be giving me incorrect information or not. TIA.