Changes to Paid Family Leave program - Spidell

Changes to Paid Family Leave program

Effective July 1, 2020, the maximum duration of Paid Family Leave benefits is extended from six weeks to eight weeks within a 12-month period. This applies to claims with a start date of July 1, 2020, or after. (EDD Tax Branch News #433 (March 11, 2020))

Paid Family Leave allows employees to take paid time off work to care for a seriously ill family member (child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner) or to bond with a new child (either by birth, adoption, or foster care placement).

On July 1, 2020, a new version of EDD Form DE 2501F, Claim for Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits, paper form will be available for order. To order forms from the EDD, call (877) 238-4373 or go to: