Connecticut

Navigating Paid Leave in Connecticut

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Start here if you're giving birth!

If giving birth, you'll need to apply for:

  • Short-term disability insurance (STD) - if your employer has a private policy, you must file for these benefits.  
  • Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL) - both birthing and non-birthing partners can file for CTPL benefits.  

Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL)

Who should apply?

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CTPL is a wage replacement program and does not guarantee leave. For questions about leave eligibility, contact your employer.

Tips for Applying
Apply for CTPL as soon as possible once you have left work.  Review what documents will be needed to apply for CTPL.  You can view a checklist  here.

Prepare to wait.  A claim decision will be made within 1 week, assuming your claim is complete.  

Provide confirmation of your weekly benefit rate to your employer or leave and claims administrator.  If your company works with Parento, also provide a copy to your Parento Leave Administrator.   

Your company may choose not to pay you paid parental leave while you’re waiting for CTPL benefit confirmation. While you may be eligible for parental leave pay, you may see a delay.  If you have concerns, reach out to your company. 

How much time is available?  Up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period for non-birthing parents. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 2 weeks, totaling 14 weeks in a 12-month period.

When will benefits begin? Once you have left work, you can file for CTPL benefits. If approved, benefits are payable on day 1.

How much of my pay does CTPL provide?  Approximately 95% up to $780/week (as of 1/1/2022).  Beginning 7/1/2022, the maximum benefit rate increases to $840.  To estimate benefits, click here.   

What to Expect
You may file  online or by phone at (877) 499-8606.  For instructions on how to file, please review the  Connecticut Paid Leave Claims Process.

If you are the birthing partner and your employer has a private STD policy, you must also file a claim for these benefits.  For instructions on filing for STD benefits, contact your employer. 

Your company will cover the difference between what STD and CTPL pays to the limits of the paid parental leave policy. It is important that you file for these benefits as soon as possible to avoid delays in pay.

Example: Birthing parent who is eligible for STD, PFL, and 14 weeks of paid parental leave.

Example: Non-birthing parent who is eligible for CT PL and 14 weeks of paid parental leave.

Start here if you are the dad, spouse, adoptive or foster parent!

If you are the non-birthing parent, you will only be required to file for

  • Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL)

Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL)

Who should apply?

APPLY HERE

CTPL is a wage replacement program and does not guarantee leave. For questions about leave eligibility, contact your employer.

Tips for Applying
Apply for CTPL as soon as possible once you have left work.  Review what documents will be needed to apply for CTPL.  You can view a checklist  here.

Prepare to wait.  A claim decision will be made within 1 week, assuming your claim is complete.  

Provide confirmation of your weekly benefit rate to your employer or leave and claims administrator.  If your company works with Parento, also provide a copy to your Parento Leave Administrator.   

Your company may choose not to pay you paid parental leave while you’re waiting for CTPL benefit confirmation. While you may be eligible for parental leave pay, you may see a delay.  If you have concerns, reach out to your company. 

How much time is available?  Up to 12 weeks in a 12-month period for non-birthing parents. Birthing parents are eligible for an additional 2 weeks, totaling 14 weeks in a 12-month period.

When will benefits begin? Once you have left work, you can file for CTPL benefits. If approved, benefits are payable on day 1.

How much of my pay does CTPL provide?  Approximately 95% up to $780/week (as of 1/1/2022).  Beginning 7/1/2022, the maximum benefit rate increases to $840.  To estimate benefits, click here.   

What to Expect
You may file  online or by phone at (877) 499-8606.  For instructions on how to file, please review the  Connecticut Paid Leave Claims Process.

If you are the birthing partner and your employer has a private STD policy, you must also file a claim for these benefits.  For instructions on filing for STD benefits, contact your employer. 

Your company will cover the difference between what STD and CTPL pays to the limits of the paid parental leave policy. It is important that you file for these benefits as soon as possible to avoid delays in pay.

Example: Birthing parent who is eligible for STD, PFL, and 14 weeks of paid parental leave.

Example: Non-birthing parent who is eligible for CT PL and 14 weeks of paid parental leave.