07-11-2012, 10:55 AM
i live in PA. i was on work comp for 6 months for a muscle tear, and i recently went back to work. I have been working for 3 weeks since coming off work comp and now i need to go on short term disability. However the paycheck my employer gave me is low since they calculate it by the past 12 weeks i have worked. Since i have only worked 3 weeks and been on work comp for the other 9 weeks, my paycheck is really low at 8 hours per weeks i will be paid. Why didnt the work comp payment get counted towards the 12 weeks? can my employer pay me only 8 hours/wk for STD even though i was out on work comp for 9 weeks and work only 3 weeks? i am getting 100% of the STD by the way.