Wednesday, August 4, 2010


So.... the Mr. and I went to dinner last night and got into a .... let's call it a heated discussion :)

When we first started trying for a baby, we agreed that once I had the baby I wouldn't work. We are still both in agreement about it. The "discussion" was about if I would go back to work and then give my two week notice, or if I would just call on my maternity leave and say I'm not returning. See... I will get Short Term Disability - so if I went back to work for a week or two it would pretty much guarentee that I wouldn't have to pay this back. I have NO clue if I would have to pay it back if I don't go back...

Anyone know???

It isn't like I can ask my boss this question! I have been with the company for over 4 years, but legally I have no clue how to find this out without asking someone. So, if anyone knows the answer or can give a suggestion I would appreciate it!!



  1. With my first child I was out of work over 6 months. I used short term disability and then never went back to work. I didn't have to pay it back. That was back in 2000. I assume it is still the same.

  2. Hoping that you get your answers soon and that you don't have to go back to work (or pay that back!)

  3. I highly doubt you have to pay your STD back. I would recommend checking with your HR. Every company is different, but I've never heard of paying STD back. Good luck!