The mission of the Office of Paid Family Leave (OPFL) is to plan, develop, and administer a paid leave program for the District of Columbia under the provisions of the Universal Paid Leave Amendment Act of 2016.
On July 1, 2020, the District of Columbia began administering paid leave benefits. DC workers can now apply for paid family leave. As of October 1, 2022 the Paid Leave Act provides up to:
2 weeks to care for your pregnancy
12 weeks to bond with a new child
12 weeks to care for a family member with a serious health condition
12 weeks to care for your own serious health condition
For inquiries regarding the Paid Family Leave program, please contact the Office of Paid Family Leave att [email protected] or visit our website dcpaidfamilyleave.dc.gov
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