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#1 Posted : Friday, August 20, 2021 6:10:30 AM(UTC)

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Not able to get anything other than an "I don't know." from HR so I'm hoping someone here can help.

Here's my situation...

I got hired by the VA on 30MAR2020, then I accepted a job at DHS a year later on 1APR2021 so I had just over a year of service with the VA.

I was supposed to start DHS in mid April 2021 but there was a snag with my investigation so I am now starting on 30AUG2021.

DHS had the VA release me back in April and couldn't change it due to being very last minute (they legit emailed them at 3:59 on a Friday) so I've actually been unemployed since 25APR2021.

When I start DHS at the end of this month, will I be eligible for FMLA/PFL? I'm planning on taking PFL for my first born in October but if I can't get the time off of work, I have to figure something out.

Finally, not sure if this matters but I've been on Active Duty since 7APR2020 for COVID-19 Support.
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