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NY Paid Family Leave Benefit Estimator

How much can you get for Paid Family Leave?

 

2021 Paid Family Leave Weekly Benefit Estimator


To calculate your estimated weekly Paid Family Leave benefit, please enter your last 8 weeks of gross (pre-tax) wages.

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Wages (for the purposes of Paid Family Leave):
  • Include the money rate at which employment with a covered employer is recompensed under the contract of hiring with the covered employer (for example, salary, bonuses, and commissions)
  • Include the reasonable value of board, rent, housing, lodging or similar advantage received where such are withheld by the employer during the period of family leave.
  • Exclude the cash value of benefits, the receipt of which is not subject to New York State personal income tax (for example, a 401(k) match).
  • PFL wages for an individual business owner are earnings subject to federal self-employment tax.
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Based on your average weekly wage of: _ _

Your Estimated Weekly PFL Benefit is:

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Note:

Your actual PFL benefit may differ from the estimate above and depends on your circumstances at time of claim. Some of the factors include:

  • Your reported wages for the look-back period at that time.
  • Your start date for leave.
  • The benefit amount that is in effect at the time the leave began applies to the full duration of the paid leave for that event, even if a new calendar year with increased benefit levels falls within that period.
  • Whether your benefit duration would be reduced by statutory disability (DBL) or you’ve prior PFL already taken during the 52-week period that your current PFL leave falls into.
  • Whether the use of any paid time off during your PFL time might impact your benefit duration.
  • If you’re still working at the same employer when your claim starts (since the 26-week qualification period starts over when you change jobs).
  • Go here to learn more about coverage and benefit eligibility.

The weekly Paid Family Leave benefit for 2021 is set at 67% of an employee’s average weekly wage (AWW), capped at 67% of the current NY State’s Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) of $1,450.17*. This means, the maximum weekly benefit for 2021 is $971.61 even if your AWW is higher than the required cap.

Calculations for employees' are based on their 8 weeks of gross (pre-tax) wages before the first day of leave, and for covered individual business owners are based on their 52 weeks of net earnings prior to their first day of leave.

Go here to learn more about AWW calculations and what type of income counts.

This calculator is an estimate ONLY and assumes that you are eligible for Paid Family Leave. It is NOT a pre-certification or guarantee of benefit/claim payment.

 

More tools and resources:

  • Not sure if your employer has to provide Paid Family Leave? Ask your employer or use this tool to assess.
  • Check this page to see if you fall into any exempt industries or excluded classes of employees. And confirm with your employer to find out of there is any voluntary coverage in place.
  • Getting ready to go out on Paid Family Leave soon? Learn about claims here.

This calculator makes no guarantees of eligibility or employer coverage. Claim payment is not guaranteed. Actual PFL benefit may vary and is based on reported wages and in accordance with minimums as set forth in Article 9. Please refer to your employer’s Paid Family Leave policy for coverage provisions.

* NY Department of Labor releases the updated NYSAWW on or about March 31st of the prior applicable calendar year. Past years’ maximum benefit amounts are based on prior NYSAWWs respectively. The NYSAWW applicable to 2021 is $1,450.17 = $75,408.84 per year.

 

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This page is for informational purposes only and is not intended to provide legal counsel. Please consult with an appropriate professional for legal and compliance advice. Any Paid Family Leave information is based on the applicable statutes and may change if guidance is issued by the State of New York.

 

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