What benefits does Paid Family Leave provide?

Beginning January 1, 2018, an employee on approved Paid Family Leave will receive 50 percent of their average weekly pay, capped at 50 percent of the New York statewide average weekly pay, for up to eight weeks. The benefit amount and maximum period of leave are scheduled to increase each year through 2021, as follows:

YearBenefit AmountMaximum Leave
201850% of employee's weekly wage, capped at 50% of the NY statewide average weekly wage8 weeks
201955% of the employee's weekly wage, capped at 55% of the NY statewide average weekly wage10 weeks
202060% of the employee's weekly wage, capped at 60% of the NY statewide average weekly wage10 weeks
202167% of the employee's weekly wage, capped at 67% of the NY statewide average weekly wage12 weeks

New York updates the statewide average weekly wage annually. The current statewide average weekly wage is $1,305.92, making the maximum Paid Family Leave benefit available in 2018 $652.96 per week.