Paid Family Leave for Caregivers

If you’ve recently become a caregiver for a seriously ill family member, start here to learn about Paid Family Leave (PFL).

Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for PFL benefit payments, you must:

  • Be a caregiver for a seriously ill family member. A qualifying family member is a child, parent, parent-in-law, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, spouse, or registered domestic partner.
    • Note: More than one person can be the caregiver, but you can only receive benefit payments for the days and hours you are the primary caregiver.
  • Have paid into State Disability Insurance (noted as "CASDI" on most paystubs) in the past 5 to 18 months.
  • Not have taken the maximum eight weeks of PFL in the past 12 months.

Visit Eligibility Requirements to learn more about qualifying for PFL.

Citizenship and immigration status do not affect eligibility.

Apply for PFL

If you think you’re eligible for PFL, file a claim.

Manage Your Claim