Short Term Disability (STD) comes into play on the 8th calendar day of an absence.  In order for you to be paid after the 8th day you must provide medical evidence to support your disability claim.   A doctor's opinion will only suffice if there is medical evidence to support it.  It may be helpful to take a copy of your job description to your doctor.

If you have an illness, procedure, or accident that will cause you to go into STD please contact the Local.  Call us as soon as you know.  Steve Monk, our Local President, is also our Benefit Coordinator.  If you have an issue please call the Local at 205-945-1979 and ask for Steve, or his voice message service if he is not available.