From first smiles to first steps and first photos, you’ve earned these moments with your family. 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.
We’re here to help.
Applying for the Paid Family Leave program doesn’t have to be hard. There are community organizations here to answer your questions and help you apply for benefits through the State of Washington.
Community organizations are here to help answer your questions, but they do not accept or deny applications.
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.
We’ll help you apply. And we make sure your information is always kept private.
To apply for the program directly, visit: paidleave.wa.gov.