A House Officer who has qualified for the HOA Long-term Disability (LTD) Plan shall be paid during the six (6) month elimination period. The elimination period begins with the House Officer's first day of absence and may run for a consecutive six (6) months or may consist of intermittent periods of absence. The elimination period will run concurrently with any paid time provided to the House Officer pursuant to Article XIII, Paid Time Away, Section B, Serious Illness Leave (Short-Term Disability). In no case will a House Officer receive more than six (6) months paid leave time in any twelve (12) month period.