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.