Intermittent medical leave - need help untangling what to do
Hello Wise BPN community,
My spouse has been diagnosed with cancer and it will be at least 4 months of treatment (chemo, surgery). For chemo, 3 months, we think he will work a mix of reduced work schedule most days, and some days taking the whole day off. The system seems set up for people to take off entire whole blocks of time, not what we need.
We are trying to make his 60 FMLA-protected-leave days cover the expected 4 month period. Also, trying to understand if we should use all his sick and PTO first before taking short term disability (STD) when he is eligible, or is it better to try to use STD up first? Reduced income is a consideration but not our first concern. We are talking to his HR and the disability offices but intermittent leave is giving us confusing answers. Same goes for me to take paid family leave to do caregiving intermittently as well.
Has anyone been through a scenario like this, and if so, what do you recommend? Thank you!