DC Paid Family Leave

Source: 
D.C. Department of Employment Services

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. The Paid Leave Act provides up to:

  • 8 weeks to bond with a new child
  • 6 weeks to care for a family member with a serious health condition
  • 2 weeks to care for your own serious health condition


State: 
District of Columbia