Paid Family and Medical Leave
Paid Family and Medical Leave is a new program launching for Minnesotans in 2026. It provides paid time off when a serious health condition prevents you from working, when you need time to care for a family member or a new child, for certain military-related events or for certain personal safety issues.
There are two main types of leave:
- Family Leave to care for a family member with a serious health condition, or if you're bonding with a new baby or child in your family.
- Medical Leave when your own serious health condition prevents you from working.
Additionally, you will be able to take leave to support a family member in the military deploying overseas, or if you or a family member are facing a significant personal safety issue.
Paid Family and Medical Leave benefits will start for Minnesotans on January 1, 2026.
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Information on Paid Family and Medical Leave for Individuals and Families.