So, even though I have seen personal physician and psychologist on a regular basis for anxiety/panic attacks, and they signed off on staying off work, I get the following…
As you are aware from previous letters, your absence from work with x------------- since x---------- was not supported by our absence management administrator, x----------- and as such, it has been unauthorized and you have not received pay since x-------. Despite three appeals, x------- has determined that the objective medical information you submitted does not substantiate your absence as being medically required or support your claim for Short Term Disability benefits (the “Non-Support Decision”). In addition, a call with your physician has confirmed that you are medically fit to return to work.
Given that you have exhausted your appeals and the Non-Support Decision has been upheld, we need to meet with you to discuss next steps regarding your x------ position. To that end, a meeting has been scheduled for x---------------.
I am pretty sure the discussion with my personal physician was distorted to serve their ‘terms and conditions’. He has said to me I am not ready to return.
There are no psychiatrists available for assessments for 6-12 months. The terms of the ‘Master Policy’ may require this??
What to do?
Thanks to all who comment.