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Frequently Asked Questions Pay & Leave

If an employee has been approved for leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA)  for a chronic condition of the employee, or the employee’s spouse, son, daughter or parent,  how frequently may an agency request documentation to support the employee’s use of FMLA leave for the chronic condition?

Typically, an agency may require recertification of a serious health condition every 30 calendar days.  However, if the agency receives information that casts doubt upon the continuing validity of the original medical certification, including the need for care, or if the circumstances described in the original medical certification have changed significantly, it may require recertification more frequently.

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