Participants who are on paternity leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) are eligible for continued coverage in LRAP and will continue to be calculated for LRAP benefits using the Qualifying Income for the position held. In the event a participant may opt to take additional, unpaid paternity leave, LRAP Deferment Time of up to twenty-four months is available which will allow for an extension of two years of continued LRAP coverage.
Participants in Original Standard and Plus Traditional may work part-time and continue to receive LRAP coverage while caring for dependent children. LRAP benefits will be based on the full-time equivalent rate of payment for the qualifying position and not the amount being paid during part-time status.
Because of the full-time employment requirement for Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF), participants in either Original Integrated or Plus Income-Driven must work full-time in order for payments to count. Deferment Time is available to these participants should they choose to work part-time.