Family Leave During Unemployment - General Information
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 the availability for work.
FLDU benefits may be claimed to:
- Bond with a newborn or newly adopted child
- Care for a family member with a serious health condition
If you have an Unemployment claim or a Disability During Unemployment claim and file for Family Leave Insurance benefits during the benefit year, you may be paid benefits against that claim. If you do not have an unemployment claim or a Disability During Unemployment claim, the filing of a FLDU claim will start a benefit year for you.