Qualifying period definition

Normally, the first four of the last five completed calendar quarters or, if that does not get you to the required 820 hours, the last four completed calendar quarters immediately preceding the application for leave.

Was your work impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic? If you worked fewer hours due to the pandemic, you may still be eligible for leave. More info coming soon!

If you were denied for not having hours, and would have used Paid Leave Jan. 3, 2021 or later
Starting August 1, 2021, log in to your Paid Leave account and submit a Request for Review.

  1. From your account homepage, select the “Request for Review” link in the “Take Action” box.
  2. Select the topic “Employment History” and then select the claim number listed on the top right corner of this letter.
  3. Follow the instructions on the screen and upload any additional information, if needed.

Once you submit your request, we will review it and send you a new decision letter in a few weeks.