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DaphneD, May 7,  2020  1:51pm EST

New to the group and have questions

Hi everyone! I am new to the group. My 17 yr old son has a bicuspid heart valve with some regurgitation. We didn't find out till last year when he was **** with I believe strep throat. My job has called and wants me to go back to work. I am scared because I don't know if he is considered " high risk". Does anyone know the answer to this? Thank you so much!

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  • DaphneD
    DaphneD, May 9,  2020  11:08am EST

    Thank you for sharing! I work at an optical lab. We have just been called back to work but I have decided to take a personal leave. I am in MN and our cases in my county are skyrocketing right now. I was wondering if my son was considered high risk for unemployment reasons. My personal leave will not be paid. 

  • AHAASAKatie
    AHAASAKatie, May 13,  2020  8:47am EST

    Good morning DaphneD, I wanted to check in to see how things are going? Were you able to find out information for your son? It's possible that United Way 2-1-1  might be able to assist? Thanks Katie

  • DaphneD
    DaphneD, May 13,  2020  9:17pm EST

    Thanks for reaching out. I have not yet tried to claim unemployment for this week. This was supposed to be my first week back to work. I don't know if having a congenital heart defect falls under the guidelines to qualify. What does the United Way help with? I have heard of them but not sure what they do. Thanks again!

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