Who is eligible to take Paid Family Leave?

University staff employees, student employees, and graduate assistants working in New York are eligible if they meet the following requirements:

  • After 26 consecutive weeks of employment, when their regular work schedule is 20 or more hours per week;
  • After working 175 days, when their regular work schedule is less than 20 hours per week.

The use of scheduled vacation time or other approved time away from work including personal days, sick time, and semester breaks when you are not working do not prevent you from meeting these requirements as long as your employment status remained active during that time.

Employees working in California, New Jersey, or Rhode Island will receive benefits according to their state’s paid leave laws. Employees in all other states or who work internationally are not eligible for these benefits.