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Family Leave During Unemployment

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If your period of family leave begins more than 14 days after your last day of work in covered employment, you may be eligible for benefits under the Family Leave During Unemployment (FLDU) program.

To claim FLDU benefits, you must meet all of the requirements of the Unemployment Compensation Law, except being available for work.

FLDU benefits may be claimed to:

  • Bond with a newborn, newly adopted or newly placed foster child
  • Care for a family member with a serious health condition