Know Your Rights: District of Columbia Paid Family Leave
Wage replacement benefits when you take leave from work because you have experienced a qualifying family or medical event:
Under the DC Universal Paid Leave Act, an eligible employee can receive wage replacement benefits when they take time off from work for medical, family, or parental reasons.
- Up to 2 weeks of paid medical leave benefits are available when you have a diagnosis or occurrence of a serious health condition.
- Up to 6 weeks of paid family leave benefits are available when you need to care for a qualifying family member (a child, foster child, parent, parent-in-law, those related by domestic partnership, a grandparent, or a sibling) who has a diagnosis or occurrence of a serious health condition.
- Up to 8 weeks of paid parental leave benefits are available for:
- The birth of a child,
- The placement of a child for adoption or foster care; or
- The placement of a child for whom you legally assume and discharge parental responsibility.
How it works:
- You must wait one week after you submit your application before receiving paid leave benefits.
- You may take the paid leave all at once or you may take it intermittently.
Eligibility Job Protection Requesting Leave Retaliation
You cannot receive unemployment compensation benefits and paid family leave benefits at the same time.
We are available to advise you on your eligibility to receive universal paid leave insurance benefits and to counsel you on your rights to job-protected leave, whether to bond with a new child, to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or for your own qualifying medical event. We can also guide you through the paid leave insurance benefits application process. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (240) 241-0897 (Ext. 1 for English and other languages, Ext. 2 for Spanish) for more information.
Job Protection Requesting Leave Retaliation
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