National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

The holidays are known for being merry and bright, but they’re also known for being the deadliest season when it comes to drunk driving. Every holiday season, lives are lost due to drunk drivers.

From 2012 to 2016, there were 3,995 people killed in December crashes that involved drivers with a blood alcohol content over the legal limit of .08, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.  

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While you are collecting Workers’ Compensation, you are not eligible to receive short-term disability benefits from the Plan. However, you are eligible to apply for long-term disability benefits six months after your injury. Any long-term disability benefit you receive will be reduced by your Workers’ Compensation and other forms of income. For many reasons, it is to your advantage to apply for long-term disability benefits. Call the Health & Welfare Plan office if you have any questions.

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