Veterans suffer from mesothelioma at higher rates than most other demographic groups. Nearly a third of mesothelioma cases diagnosed are in military veterans and as we all work together to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, mesothelioma patients are among those at higher risk of severe illness because of their weakened respiratory system.

Both leaves can be taken on a continuous or intermittent (reduced schedule basis).

In all cases, the leaves are unpaid and count against the long-standing FMLA entitlements.

Military Care-Giver Leave - entitles an eligible employee who is the spouse, son, daughter, parent, or next of kin of a “covered servicemember” to take up to 26 workweeks of FMLA leave in a single 12-month period to care for a “covered servicemember” with a “serious injury or illness”.