Short-Term Disability and my Clearance

I am looking to take some time off as I’ve been stressed at work. My psychiatrist suggested I take short-term disability so I can get paid and retain my benefits during this leave of absence. I am not sure how long I’ll be gone for and if I’ll even return to work. Does a short-term disability case (for me it would be mental health related) affect my clearance? The fact that I’m taking time off as I’m stressed won’t change either way just if I am getting paid during it. Thanks!

Is this a cleared job? Be sure to report this (or at least check with the security office to see if it needs to be reported) before you go.

As to whether or not it would affect your clearance, I would tend to think it would not… but if you did not report it and they found out later, that would DEFINITELY be an issue.