This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections. Sometimes, state laws are more protective than federal law. For more information on this state's specific laws (e.g., on employment or health insurance), visit Triage Cancer's Charts of State Laws.
Who’s eligible? Employees working for Rhode Island employers who earned at least $15,600 in base period wages; or $2,600 in one of the base period quarters and total base period wages of at least 1.5 times the highest quarter earnings, and total base period earnings of at least $5,200.
Who can be cared for? A seriously ill child, parent, spouse, domestic partner, parent-in-law, or grandparent.
How much time is given? Up to 6 weeks during a benefit year period
How much is paid? You receive about 60% partial wages. For claims with a Benefit Year Begin Date effective 7/1/22 or later, the maximum benefit is $1,007.
How do I apply? Apply during the first 30 days after the first day of leave is taken.
For information on financial assistance resources, you can visit the Financial Assistance Resources module at CancerFinances.org. You can then pick from the different categories of financial assistance, to find organizations that may provide financial help to you. Think creatively. For example, if you cannot find anything to help with your medical bills, you may qualify for utility assistance and shift the money you had dedicated to utilities to your medical bills.
(Current as of 8/2022)