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Military Families & The Need for Paid Leave

Military families face the same challenges that their civilian counterparts face when dealing with issues such as long-term illness, a new child, or the need to care for a family member. However, the unique aspects of military life increase the difficulties posed by  these challenges substantially. Military families endure deployments, frequent moves, and regular separations in support of their service member’s duty. Military families’ unique needs make their need for paid family and medical leave especially acute and make ensuring comprehensive paid family and medical leave a critical issue for today’s military families. 


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