Washington State launched its mandatory program covering temporary disabilities in January 2020 under the broader context of the Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, which covers an employee’s serious non-occupational illness or injury.

However, residents may still want to buy private coverage as the state plan ceases claims payments after only twelve weeks. Social Security disability does not kick in until after five months.


Washington State has some of the most progressive laws that provide wage benefits and exclusive job rights to parents during maternity and paternity leave.

The Paid Family and Medical Leave Act, the Family Care Act, and the Law Against Discrimination combine to offer many legal rights.
The amount of money you might receive and the length of time you can remain out of work depends on numerous factors.