Workers and some employers in Washington State began paying into the Paid Family and Medical Leave program in January 2019. As of January 2, 2020, applications will be processed for the payment of benefits.
When Can Paid Leave Be Taken?
There are three main types of paid leave available, each related to a different type of qualifying event: medical leave, family leave, or military leave.
Nearly every Washington worker can qualify for paid leave as long as they worked a minimum of 820 hours (about 16 hours a week) in Washington during the qualifying period, which is about the last year. The 820 hours can be at one job or combined from multiple jobs.
When you take paid leave, you will receive up to 90 percent of your weekly pay—up to a maximum of $1,000 a week. Use the online calculator to estimate how much your weekly pay would be.
Get More Information and Apply Online
You can find all the details about Paid Family and Medical Leave on the State’s website, www.paidleave.wa.gov.
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