The state of Pennsylvania does not offer temporary disability benefits. Traditional healthcare plans reimburse medical practitioners for providing care, but do not replace income during leave.

Residents concerned about protecting their income should purchase private short-term disability. Coverage must begin prior conception, and before getting injured or sick.


Parents having children often need optional financial assistance because they lose mom’s income. The extra medical expenses make matters more difficult as well.

Pennsylvania does not provide paid leave or have any state-based family leave regulations. Residents rely exclusively on federal family medical leave laws to protect job rights and health care continuation.