When would Paid Family Leave benefits begin after the birth of a child?

When the birth mother is the University employee, she would be eligible for disability benefits or salary continuation benefits for the period immediately following the delivery.  At the time the doctor releases her to return to work, Paid Family Leave benefits could begin. For the second parent, Paid Family Leave benefits may begin as early as the date of the child’s birth.  Parents may choose to delay the Paid Family Leave, but the leave must be completed within 12 months of the child’s birth.