Are you eligible for short-term disability? Even in normal times, paid leave benefits tend to get a lot of attention. And now, with the global onset of COVID-19, they’re even more in the spotlight as employers and policymakers try to keep pace with the virus’s spread. While not every employer offers short-term disability leave, which typically covers workers recovering from medical issues that prevent them from coming to their jobs, new legislation may expand access to these benefits during the pandemic. We’ll cover that in a moment—first, let’s go over the basics of short-term disability leave.