We were able to get in touch with the benefits payroll department yesterday. They claimed every thing was good on their end. A few hours later a mysterious pending deposit for $429 hit our account. We logged back into the benefits account and found a pay stub that didn’t previously exist. $429.
That’s what short term disability has set up for DH’s pay. This is not 60%. Not only that, they’re taxing it. His benefits are paid with post tax dollars, not pre tax, it should not be taxable income. I am irritated and no one can explain the math.
DH makes approx. $2000 biweekly before taxes and benefits are taken out. 60% would be $1200 biweekly. Where the hell are they getting $506?
DH went through this in 2014 – short term disability and FMLA. Payment was made by check on a monthly basis, and we received $2200 monthly. No taxes taken out.
Now it’s $506 and they’re deducting $77 for taxes. And somehow I’m suppose to pay $1600+ for benefits soon, on top of our regular bills. HA! This is such a joke. I can only hope our lawyers demand letter gets some quick results. It stinks that someones carelessness can cause a family such stress and pain.