Job Displacement and DisabilitySave as Favorite
I was displaced from my job after my employer decided to move their headquarters to another city/state. During the time of my job loss ( Feb '09 ) I was recuperating from my 3rd battle with breast cancer. I paid the premiums on my disability income policy for 6 months in advance. After their review, I received a one time payment from the insurance company based on my doctor's evaluation of my return to work date, which was approx 2 months ( Apr 27, 09 ) after the job end date. I am currently receiving weekly unemployment benefits. The insurance company has sent me a bill for the next six months premium. I am not sure if I should pay it or not, basically because I don't have the funds and not sure when I will return to work. Presently, I am actively seeking employment, but there are some health issues I am very concerned about. For instance, the fatigue is a major concern, along with lymphodema ( swelling ) in my left arm and both feet and legs. Also, there are episodes of anxiety and panic attacks. Sometimes I doubt if I will be able to maintain and perform the duties of the type of job I previously held. ( I was formerly in Management, 1st Vice-President ). Lately, I have focused my job searches on lower level positions. Can you provide some insights to help me make an informed decision? I am 58 years old.