A House Officer who has qualified for the HOA Long-term Disability (LTD) Plan shall be paid during the six (6) months elimination period. The elimination period begins with the House Officer's first day of absence and runs for a consecutive six (6) months. The elimination period will run concurrent with any time paid in conjunction with this Article. In no case will a House Officer receive more than six (6) months paid leave time in any twelve (12) month period.