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Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML)

The Department of Family and Medical Leave oversees the Commonwealth’s Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML) program. This program provides temporary income replacement to eligible workers who are welcoming a new child into their family, are struck by a serious illness or injury, need to take care of an ill or ailing relative, and for certain military considerations.

Latest news

Public Hearing on Proposed Amendments to PFML Regulations

The Department of Family and Medical Leave (DFML) will hold a public hearing on proposed amendments to the Department’s regulations 458 C.M.R 2.16 on December 7, 2022, at 10:00 a.m. Learn more

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Important Updates 

The DFML 2022 Annual Report

The Department of Paid Family and Medical Leave of Massachusetts has published its FY2022 Annual report.  Learn more
 

Maximum Benefit Amount and Contribution Rate Changes

Beginning in January 2023, the maximum total amount that you can receive in PFML benefits will be $1,129.82 per week.  Learn more

Effective January 1, 2023, the contribution rate on eligible employee wages will be reduced to .63%.  Calculators will be updated at a later time.  Learn more

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Get answers to your questions in English, Español, and Português. Translation services for up to 240+ languages are also available. (833) 344-7365

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Fraud Reporting Hotline: (857) 366-7201

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Intermittent Leave Hours Reporting Line: 857-972-9256

Department of Family and Medical Leave - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

For questions about contributions and exemptions: (617) 466-3950

Department of Revenue - Hours of operation: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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