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?

4 Answers

  • 6 months ago

    Or you could have put savings aside to cover this period.

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  • 6 months ago

    That being elective surgery, you may not be covered. Talk to HR and your insurance if you have it.

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  • 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)
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  • Anonymous
    6 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.

    • Still pushing this story? I hope you realize that negative side effects like that (if true) are extremely rare. But that doesn't matter to phobes like you, does it?

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