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- Family and Medical Leave Act Advisor

Military Caregiver Leave - Current Member of the Armed Forces

§ 825.127

You indicated the servicemember is a current member of the Armed Forces who is either undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy, in outpatient status, or on the temporary disability retired list for a serious injury or illness.

In order for an eligible employee to take military caregiver leave to care for a current member of the Armed Forces, the servicemember must have a "serious injury or illness," which is an injury or illness that:

  • was incurred by the member in the line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces or that existed before the beginning of the member’s active duty and was aggravated by service in the line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces; and
  • that may render the member medically unfit to perform the duties of the member’s office, grade, rank or rating.

Does the current servicemember meet BOTH requirements of a "serious injury or illness"?

Select an option above or Return to Military Family Leave Introduction.