Care for a family member with a serious health condition
Paid Family and Medical Leave, or PFML, is a benefit offered to Massachusetts employees by the Commonwealth.
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PFML allows you to manage your own serious illness...
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Bond with a new child in your family…
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Manage affairs while a family member is on active duty…
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Or take family leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition.
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The term “family member” applies to a wide range of people. They do not need to live in Massachusetts.
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You will need to have your family member’s health care provider fill out a “Certification to Care for a Family Member” form.
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You're eligible for up to 12 weeks of paid family leave and a combined 26 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
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- Up to 12 weeks of paid family leave
- Up to 20 weeks of paid medical leave for yourself
- Up to 26 Weeks of paid family and medical leave combined
Learn more about PFML and find out if you're eligible.
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