There can be a number of reasons you stopped receiving temporary disability payments. Temporary disability payments will end when:1. Your treating doctor says that you can return to your usual job, whether or not you actually return to work; or2. You return to your usual job or to modified work at your regular pay; or3. Your treating doctor states you have reached maximum medical improvement (“permanent and stationary” status) which means your condition is neither improving nor getting worse, or4. You have reached the maximum number of weeks (104) allowed for TD benefits pursuant to the Labor Code.
When temporary disability payments end, the insurance company must send you a letter explaining why the payments are ending. The letter must be sent within 14 days after your final temporary disability payment and must list all temporary disability payments sent to you.
Even though there is generally a 2-year maximum for temporary disability payments, there are certain exceptions and medical conditions that extend the cap. Call to speak to a lawyer today to discuss your particular situation.
If your temporary disability checks have stopped without explanation, contact a lawyer immediately.