As of July 2023, 272,897 families enjoyed the benefits of Paid Family Medical Leave in the state of Massachusetts. Collectively, they received $1,435,200 in benefits which allowed them to heal or take care of loved ones and still be able to pay their bills.
And, the best part is that the new budget that passed in the legislature includes the ability to top off benefits! Everyone will be able to flexibly combine their vacation and sick hours with PFML benefits, up to 100% of their usual salary. This is a huge win for the working class to not feel financial pressure to return to work before medically advisable.
To learn how to combine the two, use the PFML Benefit Calculator.