MMC Benefits Handbook
In order to be eligible for STD Benefits, you must be actively at work performing your job responsibilities on the day coverage is scheduled to begin.
If you are not Actively-At-Work on the date coverage is scheduled to begin, coverage begins on the date you begin/return to active work. For example, if your eligibility date is June 6, but you are out sick through June 8, coverage begins when you return to active work on June 9.
If you are on an Unpaid Personal Leave, you are not considered to be Actively-at-Work. However, if you are on an approved FMLA leave, even if you are concurrently on an Unpaid Personal Leave, you are eligible for STD benefits.