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Beginning in January of 2021 most workers in Massachusetts will be eligible to get up to 12 weeks of paid family leave and up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave. The program will be funded by premiums paid by employees, employers, and the self-employed. Contributions to the program will begin on July 1, 2019, and will be managed through the Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) per MGL c.175M as added by St. 2018, c.121.
PFML benefits timeline
3/31/2019 – Publish regulations for collecting contributions and processing benefits
7/1/2019 – DFML begins collecting contributions from employers
1/1/2021 – Benefits available for bonding with a new child, servicemember-related events, and serious personal health conditions
7/1/2021 – Benefits available for the care of a family member with a serious health condition