WE’RE WORKING ON IT: Navigating short- and long-term disability while you are unwell

“It’s difficult for members who are attempting to navigate the waters of short- and long-term disability while they are unwell,” Driediger said. “The process can be daunting.”

GSU staff understand the lingo and the players, and we can work with you to clear the confusion of dealing with insurance companies.

“Members often think that if they have been denied short- or long-term disability that it is the end of the road for them, and that’s not necessarily the case,” said Driediger. “GSU is here to support you and we can provide assistance when you are dealing with extended sick leave programs. We also have resources we can provide – such as discussing accommodations and returns to the workplace once a member is feeling well enough again.”

“Don’t hesitate to reach out to me if you have questions or concerns,” Driediger said.

Our services are provided to you as part of your union dues and their is never an additional charge for assisting you.