Yes. You can apply for Paid Leave benefits as early as Aug. 14, 2023. Your qualifying event needs to happen after Sept. 3, 2023, or it has to be ongoing. For example, if you have surgery in August 2023, but you still experience medical complications that are a “serious health condition” after Sept. 3, 2023, then you would be eligible to apply for Paid Leave.
New parents can apply for Paid Leave within the first year of the birth of their child, adoption, or foster care placement to bond with the child.