You may be entitled to reasonable accommodations that will enable you to enjoy equal employment opportunities. In general, a reasonable accommodation is a modification to the way things are typically done or to the physical work environment that would enable a qualified person with a disability to apply for a job, perform the essential functions of the position, and or to benefit equally from the privileges of employment.
MOD regularly receives calls from individuals who had been gainfully employed but suddenly find themselves unable to work due to a temporary physical or mental impairment and have exhausted any paid time off they may have had. These individuals are not looking to permanently collect disability benefits, but are seeking temporary assistance to pay their bills and other expenses while they are out of work for what may be several months. Sometimes, even a few weeks of lost income can be a crisis.
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