District of Columbia  

Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits began July 1, 2020.

District of Columbia Department of Employment Services website

District of Columbia Paid Family Leave (PFL)  

Paid leave program funded by employers for family and medical leave that provides parental leave for bonding with a new child, family leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition and medical leave to care for the employee’s own serious health condition. The program is funded by employers only.

District of Columbia Benefits Overview  

  • Up to 12 weeks for a combination of paid family and medical leave
  • Up to 12 weeks of parental leave
  • Up to 12 weeks of family leave to care for family member
  • Up to 12 weeks of medical leave
  • Up to 90% of average weekly pay with a $1,049 per week maximum
  • Up to 2 weeks of paid pre-natal leave

A private plan is not allowed under the law.