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FAQs – Part-time, Intermittent, or Reduced Work Schedule

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Yes. If you work part-time or intermittently prior to your PFL claim, are unable to perform your regular or customary work, and have a wage loss for at least eight consecutive days due to your need to care for a seriously ill family member or to bond with a new child entering the family, you may be eligible to receive PFL benefits. For more information visit: Am I Eligible for Paid Family Leave benefits?

Yes. You may receive PFL benefits intermittently while working part-time.

Using SDI Online, complete the questions in Section 4-Paid Family Leave Claim Information. Answer “No” to “Do you want to claim the full six weeks now?” and provide the date you want to be paid through. On Section 5 – Employer Information, complete all questions about working, wages, and payment dates.

If you are using a paper claim form, check “Yes” to question 6 on the Claim for Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits - New Mother (DE 2501FP). You should also attach a detailed note to your claim form explaining which days will be worked and the number of hours to be worked each day.

For more information on the forms listed, visit Paid Family Leave (PFL) Forms and Publications.

For Voluntary Plans: Report of Voluntary Plan Family Leave (VPFL) Claim (DE 2523F).

Using SDI Online, complete the questions in Section 7 – Additional Questions. Answer “No” to “Would you like to be paid six continual weeks of benefits after your non-payable waiting period has been served?” and provide the date you want to be paid through as well as dates you returned or are planning to return to work and all the questions about working and wages.

If you are using the paper form, check “Yes” to question A13 on the Claim for Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits (DE 2501F) You should also attach a detailed note to your claim form explaining which days will be worked and the number of hours to be worked each day.

For more information on the forms listed, visit Paid Family Leave (PFL) Forms and Publications.

For Voluntary Plans form: Report of Voluntary Plan Family Leave (VPFL) Claim – (DE 2523F).

The required seven-day waiting period can be served on consecutive days or on nonconsecutive days depending on the care required. Benefits are payable once the seven days have been served and all other eligibility criteria are met.

Serving the Waiting Period on Consecutive Days

Serving the Waiting Period on Nonconsecutive Days

Yes. You may receive sick leave pay while serving the waiting period.

Example of sick leave pay and serving the waiting period concurrently