2021 New York Paid Family Leave (PFL) Rate and Benefit Amounts

The Department of Financial Services (DFS) set the NY PFL rate and benefit amounts for 2021 as follows:
  • The maximum contribution rate for PFL will be 0.511% of the employee’s gross annualized wages capped at the New York State Average Weekly Wage (NYSAWW) of $1,450.17 per week. 
  • This means the 2021 maximum annual contribution per employee for PFL is $385.34.
  • There is also an increase in maximum benefits for 2021 to 67% of the New York State Average Weekly Wage, up from 60% in 2020.

Click here for our 2021 PFL Summary Flyer
Click here for our 2021 Employee Guide

For more details and resources visit https://paidfamilyleave.ny.gov/2021