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DC Paid Family Leave

Paid Family Leave

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 at[email protected] or visit our website
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