FMLA & Disability Paperwork

What is Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)?

The FMLA entitles eligible employees of covered employers to take unpaid, job-protected leave for specified family and medical reasons with continuation of group health insurance coverage under the same terms and conditions as if the employee had not taken leave.

Eligible employees are entitled to:

Twelve workweeks of leave in a 12-month period for:

  • the birth of a child and to care for the newborn child within one year of birth;
  • the placement with the employee of a child for adoption or foster care and to care for the newly placed child within one year of placement;
  • to care for the employee’s spouse, child, or parent who has a serious health condition;
  • a serious health condition that makes the employee unable to perform the essential functions of his or her job;
  • any qualifying need arising out of the fact that the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, or parent is a covered military member on “covered active duty;” or

Twenty-six workweeks of leave during a single 12-month period to care for a covered service member with a serious injury or illness if the eligible employee is the service member’s spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin (military caregiver leave).

Frequently Asked Questions

If you or your loved one meets one of the above criteria, one of our providers will assist you or your family member to complete the paperwork for FMLA.  You will need to schedule an appointment with one of our providers.  The paperwork cannot be left to be completed without an appointment.

Please bring with you or have any pertinent medical records sent that we may not have that would be pertinent for the completion of the FMLA paperwork.

Additionally, please bring the required FMLA paperwork with you.  We have attached the link, for your convenience below:

When evaluating your Social Security Disability claim, the Social Security Administration (SSA) will look at your medical records to determine if your disability inhibits your ability to work for at least 12 month. This is why it is so important to see your Provider on a regular basis to ensure your medical records are up to date and accurately reflect your symptoms. One of the most compelling items the SSA’s Disability Determining Services can evaluate is a medical source statement from your primary treating care physician.  There are multiple forms that need to be completed and they require an office visit and medical history that the provider is able to draw upon in order to answer honestly.

The process of applying for, completing paperwork and gathering the required documentation can be quite a lengthy one.  We can help streamline much of that process by assisting you with the documentation of your condition, the completion of the required paperwork and offering you support through the process.

Yes.  Bring the proper forms with you.  In some cases, the doctor may be asked to write a letter that answers certain questions about your disability. In other cases, the doctor might have to fill out a form.  In both situations, you should bring the document with the questions or requirements when you go to the appointment. If you are filing for disability benefits with the Social Security Administration (SSA), bring a residual functional capacity (RFC) form. (There are separate forms for physical and mental conditions) . You can find these online or at a Social Security Center. If you are filing for disability benefits from a state, contact either your state’s Department of Health or Department of Labor for more information. If you are asking for disability for extra assistance or an excused leave in school or university, ask the administration for the proper forms. If you need the disability forms for work, human resources (HR) should be able to help you. If you work for a small business, ask your boss.

What Our Patients Have to Say

First appointment with office. From check in to examination everyone was so nice and accommodating. New to the area and needed a new primary doctor. They took time to go over prior history and diagnosed right away what other doctors missed. Came up with a plan and put everything in motion. Very pleased and happy I found this office and they take my insurance. Convenient location and easy to get appointment.

July 6, 2019

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