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Paid time off when you need it most. Learn about your new benefit.

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your family.

Take paid time off to care for a family member when they need you most.

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Here for your business.

Paid time off keeps businesses healthy, too. Learn about your role.

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Here for your patients.

By helping your patients access paid leave, you play a critical role.

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It’s here. It’s yours.

Paid Family and Medical Leave is a new benefit for Washington workers. It’s here for you when a serious health condition prevents you from working or when you need time to care for a family member, bond with a new child or spend time with a family member preparing for military service overseas.

Paid time off. Peace of mind.

Paid Family and Medical Leave lets you take paid time off when you need it most, offering stability and peace of mind so you can focus on what matters.


How to take paid leave

  1. 1. Find out how paid leave works

    Find out when you can take paid leave, how much time you can take off, how much pay you’ll receive and more.

  2. 2. Get ready to apply

    Use our step-by-step guide to get ready to apply for leave, whether you’re applying for yourself or on behalf of someone else.

  3. 3. Apply

    Get started on the application process—and make sure now is the right time to apply.

Should you apply now for Paid Family and Medical Leave? Answer these key questions before you start.