What is a qualifying exigency related to covered active duty in the Armed Forces?

FMLA can be used when a family member is called to or is on covered active duty. FMLA can help in the following situations.  Specific terms can be found on the Office of Personnel Management’s (OPM) fact sheet.

  • Short-notice deployment
  • Military events and related activities
  • Childcare and school activities
  • Care of service member’s parent
  • Financial and legal arrangements
  • Counseling
  • Rest and recuperation
  • Post-deployment activities

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