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Paid Family Leave makes DC a better place to live, work, and do business.

The District of Columbia is implementing paid family leave, so you dont have to choose between caring for yourself or your loved ones and your job security.

The Paid Leave Act provides up to:


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weeks to bond with a new child

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Weeks to care for a family member with a serious health condition

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Weeks to care for your own serious health condition

About the D.C. Office of Paid Family Leave


The DC Office of Paid Family Leave (OPFL) at the DC Department of Employment Services (DOES) is working with employers and residents to support the implementation of Paid Family Leave and to ensure our communities are a meaningful part of the process. We are:

  • Engaging with the employer and worker communities
  • Developing an infrastructure to manage the benefit for employers and workers
  • Learning from other states that have Paid Family Leave programs
  • Managing rulemaking and public input

The Office of Paid Family Leave is committed to meaningful and ongoing community engagement as the program is developed and launched. We want to hear from you! Share your questions and concerns with the Office of Paid Family Leave at does.opfl@dc.gov.



Application for the Paid Family Leave benefit is now available!

You can visit our How to Apply for Benefits page to learn more.

Learn more by downloading the employee handbook.  

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Click below to watch the Benefits Portal Demo. 

Get Involved

The Office of Paid Family Leave is working with employers and workers to ensure our communities are a meaningful part of the process to implement these new benefits.

Read the announcement English | Spanish 


For Employers

On July 1, 2019, the District began collecting taxes from all private sector employers, located in the District, to fund the Paid Family Leave benefit. Learn more about what you need to know as an employer.

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For Workers

On July 1, 2020, the District began administering paid leave benefits to eligible workers.



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