How CT Paid Leave Works

For covered workers, CT Paid Leave allows you to take the time you need to address your own health conditions - or those of your family - without worrying about lost income while you are away from work.

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What is CT Paid Leave?

CT Paid Leave allows eligible workers to receive income replacement benefits when they need to take time away from work for qualifying reasons.

Keep in mind that CT Paid Leave does not provide job protection - that is the purpose of the federal Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), the Connecticut Family and Medical Leave Act (CT FMLA) and the Connecticut Family Violence Leave Act. 

Types of Leave

Continuous Leave

An absence taken as a consecutive span of time for a single qualifying reason.

Intermittent Leave

A leave in separate, non-consecutive time periods rather than a single span of time for a single qualifying reason.

Reduced Schedule

A leave schedule that reduces an employee’s usual number of working hours per workweek, or hours per workday for a period of time, normally from a full-time schedule to a part-time schedule.

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Is CT Paid Leave job protected?

CT Paid Leave provides income replacement benefits for qualifying reasons, but it does not provide job protected time away from work.

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Which businesses must participate? Which workers are eligible?

CT Paid Leave applies to most employers with one or more workers in Connecticut.

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What are the worker contributions?

CT Paid Leave is funded through a small contribution of 0.5% from worker paychecks.

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How do employers submit contributions?

Employers are required to deduct the 0.5% worker contribution via payroll deductions and remit these contributions quarterly to the CT Paid Leave Authority.

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For what reasons can workers apply for benefits?

There are 6 qualifying reasons for income replacement benefits under CT Paid Leave.

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How can workers apply for benefits?

Apply directly through this website. Start your application 30 days in advance of your intended first day of leave.

Frequently Asked Questions