About every week, I have a talk with a client who needs to talk about taking a month or two off from their jobs, or maybe even more than a month or two.
Some of these clients who are undergoing a debilitating treatment, or are recovering from an injury, or treatment, or are emotionally impaired. In these cases, the decision if clear. My job at that point is to support them by helping them cope with this change, to make the best of this time away from work, and to prepare for the future.
I have other clients who are contemplating making a request for temporary disability. Their reason may be physical, emotional, or a combination of the two. Or maybe their physicians have recommended that they take some time off and they are unsure as to whether this is a good idea or not.
This is never an easy decision for these clients. And supporting them in making this decision is not easy for me, either.
Here is a link to an article I recently wrote about making the temporary disability decision:
I am really interested in knowing about any experiences you have had regarding temporary disability. What was it like to make that decision? Any advice? And if you are considering going on disability, what has making that decision been like? Need some support?
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