Can I get financial cover whilst recovering from major surgery?
I am a transgender female and am having my gender reassignment surgery in early 2020 but I don't think my employers will be paying me my usual salary for the entire 12 weeks I am off work for whilst recovering. Is there any insurance or something else in place that anyone is aware of that will cover my living costs whilst off work?
- AlexanderLv 76 months ago
Or you could have put savings aside to cover this period.
- e.boo.r12Lv 76 months ago
That being elective surgery, you may not be covered. Talk to HR and your insurance if you have it.
- 6 months ago
Most people go back to work in about 6 weeks.
I was 45 when I had my surgery, took 9 weeks and did fine.
I don't know what country you're from, do they have a government policy on medical leaves?
Most of my time off was covered by regular vacation time and authorized as medical leave (meaning they couldn't give my job away).
.Source(s): me-woman who was born transsexual (post-op)
- Anonymous6 months ago
Be careful I have a neighbor that did so. The surgery disabled her from being able to work! Cancer she has also had lately.