Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, working parents qualify forup to 12 weeks of paid leaveduring their child鈥檚 remote or hybrid learning. Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, working Massachusetts parents may qualify for up to 12 weeks of paid leave during their child’s remote or hybrid learning.
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Can a parent take paid leave if their child is remote?
(If a child is home under a quarantine order, that can justify the parent鈥檚 paid leave.) On the other hand, if a parent chooses all remote learning instead of in-person instruction, they cannot access paid leave under the federal law. The school is not 鈥渃losed鈥?in that context, the Labor Department said.
Is remote learning taking a toll on your finances?
And the rising costs of child care were already an issue but now, with parents having to rely on daycares or similar centers that are helping to supervise kids’ remote learning while parents work, finances are really taking a hit.
Can you take paid leave if your school is open remotely?
If school administrators start the year remotely and say they鈥檒l make a reopening decision at a later date, the school is still closed and the paid leave is still available. Likewise, a school might be open, albeit for a half day. The FFCRA allows workers to apply for paid leave in bite-sized pieces, like from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
How much will the child tax credit be for distance learning?
The legislation would not only give families $1,200 monthly through June 2021, but it would also provide parents a refundable tax credit of $800 per child鈥攁ll of this to reimburse parents for lost work shifts or wages and additional education expenses from their kids’ distance learning.