transcript What is PFML and am I Eligible?

Paid Family and Medical Leave, or PFML, is a benefit program for Massachusetts employees offered by the Commonwealth.

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If you work in Massachusetts, you’re likely eligible to take paid time off when you need it most, to focus on your health and the health of your family. 

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You’re eligible for PFML benefits if you need to: 

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Manage your own serious illness.

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Bond with a new child in your family. 

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Or Manage affairs while a family member is on active duty in the military.

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You can also apply for and receive benefits to care for a family member with a serious health condition.

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You can collect combined family and medical leave benefits for up to 26 weeks per year

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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."

Get to know PFML, and find out if you’re eligible

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