In Washington State, private short-term disability insurance provides partial income replacement in the event the policyholder is unable to perform the primary duties of his or her full-time job.

Washington State does not have a mandatory program covering temporary medical conditions until January 2020. At that time, covered new mothers can file a claim because of their own serious health condition.


Does Washington State pay for maternity leave? How long does family medical leave job protections last? The answer to these common questions is “it depends.”

It depends on when your parental leave begins, the reasons behind why you must stop working, the size of your employer, and many other factors.

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