WHAT IS H.E.L.P.
SAEA’s Health Emergency Leave Program, also known as H.E.L.P., allows all SAUSD certificated personnel to request additional days of leave due to a potentially fatal medical emergency. A maximum of 180 days may be granted in a member’s lifetime; and a maximum of three requests shall be considered.

WHEN CAN I ENROL:

  • OPEN ENROLLMENT for 2013-14 is open November 1-30.

BENEFIT QUALIFICATIONS

  • Employee must work a minimum of 60% contract
  • Employee must sign up and donate three sick days to H.E.L.P.
  • Days must be deducted and verified by the SAUSD Payroll Department
  • Must be out of a regular work assignment for more than fifteen consecutive work days
  • Use all sick days
  • Use up to 100 days of differential pay
  • Provide written diagnosis from a licensed medical doctor
  • Pre-existing conditions may not qualify

WHAT AILMENTS QUALIFY FOR H.E.L.P.

  • Life –threatening; grave potentially fatal illness
  • Severe, debilitating complications resulting from surgery
  • Psychiatric illness resulting in long-term hospitalization

HOW TO ENROLL

  • Complete the Enrollment Form
  • Mail the completed form to the SAEA Office
  • Applications must be receieved by November 30, 2013

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