MILK YOUR BENEFITS
The Milk Your Benefits fee is money well spent on
complete clarity and peace of mind
When communicating with your employer about an impending birth, you need to know your rights
Milk Your Benefits will help you!
Whether you're a pregnant/new mother or an expectant father/partner, you're likely concerned about how much you can get paid during your leave and for how long you'll have job protection. This is an especially complicated matter when taking into account employer, state and federal leave of absence policies.
Mothers - Pregnancy and Maternity Leave
Fathers - Paternity Leave
Even though fathers may not be physically disabled by pregnancy, they are just as deserving of a leave of absence when their significant others give birth. Unfortunately, California paternity leave laws don't necessarily apply to everyone, so it's important to understand how long of a leave you can take. The amount of paternity leave available depends on a complex web of circumstances ranging from the size of the employer to date of hire.
Adoptive & Same-Sex Parents
Just like with pregnant mothers and their partners, adoptive and same-sex parents are entitled to time away from work to bond with their children. I will ensure that you receive the exact same services as mentioned above in the Paternity Leave section.
Q: I think I understand how my leave will work: Do you think it's still worth it to set up an appointment?
A: Yes. Even if I only confirm what you already know, at least you will have an expert making sure that nothing slips through the cracks. Chances are, if you're on this website it's because you are unsure of something related to your maternity/paternity benefits; my service is guaranteed to bring peace of mind. And remember, the consultation fee is a lot less expensive than losing out on thousands of dollars of income or extra time at home with your baby.
Q: For how long can I receive disability?
A: The length of your disability is, for the most part, determined solely by your doctor. There is, however, one portion of time during the leave that potentially allows for individual control. I will help you receive the maximum time off.
Q: How do I know if I'm eligible for SDI and PFL (paid family leave)?
A: If you have deductions on your paycheck for SDI and have been paying into the program over the past 5-18 months, then you're eligible and may receive payments pending the EDD application and approval process.