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How much time off am I entitled to while on Maternity Leave?

The state allows up to six weeks off work for a normal delivery and up to eight weeks off work for a cesarean (C-section) delivery. 

For additional time off after your Maternity Leave, you may apply for a Parental Leave.

To apply for a Parental Leave, you will need to submit a medical release from your physician stating that you are released to return to work without restriction.  This will close your Maternity Leave. 

At the same time, you will need to submit a new leave application (CS-1838) Application for Leave of Absence to the Disability Management Office (DMO) requesting Parental Leave. 

See Parental Leave FAQs