How to Easily Apply for Maternity and Paternity Leave at FedEx

iEditorial Note: These blog posts represent the opinion of DoNotPay’s Writers, but each person’s situation and circumstances vary greatly. As a result, you should make sure to do your own independent research. Because everyone is unique, our self-help tools are never guaranteed to help with any specific situation. DoNotPay is not a law firm and is not licensed to practice law. DoNotPay provides a platform for legal information and self-help.

How to Apply for Your FedEx Maternity Leave Easily

Parents are their children's earliest mentors. Their active participation in a child's development has significant psychological and social advantages. Despite government provisions for parental leave, many companies do not provide paid parental leave.

In the United States, only 12% of private-sector professionals have recourse to paid parental leave. Additionally, compared to 78% of bigger businesses, only 48% of micro and small enterprise owners support obligatory paid parental leave.

If you’re looking to apply, use DoNotPay to determine what incentives you're qualified for and process your application quickly.

Who is Eligible for the FedEx Maternity Leave Program?

Paid parental leave is available to all FedEx staff, including both parents. program provides paid parental leave for two weeks, unpaid maternity leave for 50 weeks, and paid paternal leave for two weeks.

How to Apply for FedEx Paid Parental Leave

First, be sure to check parental leave policies for your state:

CaliforniaNew YorkNew Jersey
TexasMassachusettsRhode IslandFlorida
MichiganTennesseeNew HampshireWisconsin
North CarolinaColoradoHawaiiIndiana
AlabamaArkansasMississippiSouth Carolina
South DakotaNew MexicoWyoming

Once you’ve checked your state policy, two options are available to apply for a parental leave request at FedEx: submit by mail and through the online platform.

Submit claims by mail

You must fill out and post a Request for Paid Family Leave (PFL) Benefits (DE 2501F) document to file a parental leave request by mail.

  • Obtain an Application Form on Paper: you can do this by obtaining the paper form from your employer and calling or visiting an SDI office.
  • Gather information required: provide your name, employer details, the date of the last time you worked, and information on previously received benefits from your employer.
  • Mail the Completed application form: Send the filled paper claim sheet to the email address provided to complete the application.

Submit claims online

Instead of mailing in a printed form, use online services to send parental leave requests. SDI, for instance, is a California-based online service that is accessible 24 hours each day, simple to use, and safe.

How to file a parental leave claim online

  • Gather information required: provide information on your name, social security number, driver's license number, company details and rewards given before the parental leave claim.
  • Register: To submit one-time signup, go to Benefit Programs Online (BPO) and then pick SDI Online, which will take you to the Registration Option. You will be given a customer account number when you finish the registration procedure. A notification will then be issued to your email address as well as the US Postal Service. You may then login and file your parental leave request.
  • Log in to the platform to file a request: use your email address to log in to SDI online, select the parental leave claim, and fill out the required information.
  • Attach additional information: Mothers who have never filed a pregnancy compensation claim before, as well as adoptive parents, must submit an Evidence of partnership document at their request. This can be mailed as a print file to be paired to your request or scanned and uploaded to your PC to be attached to your request using the SDI Website.
  • Complete your application: The EDD will notify you of how your claim is progressing and notify your company.

What Can You Do to Get FedEx Maternity Leave If You Can't Do It Yourself?

Filing a claim for paid FedEx maternity leave can be a lengthy and gruesome process, but don't worry; our professionals at DoNotPay can help. We'll first determine whether you're qualified for a government-paid leave program, and if you are, we'll help you file out the paperwork and mail it for you.

Don't panic if your region doesn't offer a paid parental leave program. We can still write your company a letter requesting paid parental leave.

How to Request Paid Parental Leave with the Help of DoNotPay

If you want to request parental leave but don't know where to start, DoNotPay has you covered in 6 easy steps:

1. Tell us which state you work in (if you work in CA, NY, NJ, MA, WA, or DC, your state has a paid family leave program).

2. Choose whether you want us to apply to the program for you or contact your employer with your leave request. If you want to apply for the program, we will walk you through the questions on the form and mail the application form for you.

3. If you want us to contact your employer, enter your leave details, including the starting date, number of weeks of leave, and how many weeks of paid leave you are requesting (for example, you may take a 12 week leave, but only request 8 weeks of paid leave to make the request reasonable).

4. Indicate whether you are the birth parent or not (birth parents have a few additional legal protections).

5. Enter the name of your company and the person to address this request to.

6. Select whether you want us to email the request to your employer on your behalf.

What Else Can DoNotPay Do?

  1. Help you request sick leave.
  2. File a complaint.
  3. And much more!

Regardless of your issue, DoNotPay has your back. Reach out to us today to learn more.

Want your issue solved now?