Military Caregiver Leave -
Veteran of the Armed Forces
You indicated the employee is seeking leave within the five-year period after the veteran was discharged or released from the Armed Forces, including the National Guard or Reserves, under conditions other than dishonorable.
In order for an eligible employee to take military caregiver leave to care for a covered veteran, the veteran must have a "serious injury or illness."
In the case of a covered veteran, a serious injury or illness means an injury or illness that was incurred by the veteran in the line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces or that resulted from the aggravation of a preexisting condition by service in the line of duty on active duty; that manifested itself before or after becoming a veteran; and is either:
Any one of these definitions meets the FMLA’s definition of a "serious injury or illness" for a covered veteran.
Does the covered veteran have a "serious injury or illness"?
Select an option above or Return to Military Family Leave Introduction.
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