The Commonwealth of Virginia does not have a mandatory temporary disability program for taxpayers working in the private industry. However, state government employees enjoy this benefit.

Therefore, most people need to take proactive steps to obtain coverage before getting sick, hurt, or pregnant. Social Security disability covers the less common permanent medical conditions.


Parents having children in Virginia find little in the way of financial support from the Commonwealth during parental leave. Mom and dad must find alternatives to cut expenses and find additional resources while caring for a newborn.

The federal FMLA provides unpaid job protections for workers who qualify. Those who are ineligible face the prospect of job loss as well.