Through Washington’s Paid Family and Medical Leave program, now you can take time off work to care for those you love and still pay your bills.
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Paid Family and Medical Leave is a state insurance program. Almost all Washington workers are eligible for up to 12-weeks of Paid and Family Medical Leave to welcome a new child. During your time off you can receive up to 90 percent of your weekly pay – a maximum of $1,206 a week – when you qualify.
You’ve earned this benefit by contributing a small amount from each paycheck. If you worked more than 820 (about 16 hours a week) during the past year, you are eligible whether you worked part-time, have more than one job, or are undocumented.
To find out more or to apply directly for the program, visit: paidleave.wa.gov/apply-now.
Still have questions? Click below.
Get started with our group of community-based partners. We are here to help you learn more about the Paid Family and Medical Leave program. Applying for government programs can be confusing. While our partners are not state employees, they are trained community partners who can offer you safe, private help so you can apply for paid leave when you need it most. They cannot approve or deny your application.
Get help applying in three easy steps:
Step 1. Click on “Get Started.” Select your area and language to get help applying.
Step 2. You’ll get an email right away with more information about how to apply.
Step 3. A community organization will call or email you as soon as possible to learn how they can help you and answer any questions in the application process.
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