Application Review Process

Approval process begins when the Leave Bank Office receives your complete application.  

You will be notified of the status as your case goes through the following steps:

  1. Eligibility Verification
  2. Medical Review 
  3. Eligibility Re-Verification
  4. Case Determination
  5. Notification of Approval/Disapproval
  6. Leave transferred to Payroll (DFAS) and reflected in ITAS

Possible Delays

Delays may occur for:

  • complex cases
  • patients with Kaiser insurance
  • open enrollment period

Applications that are submitted to the Federal Occupational Health (FOH) for medical review: ensure that your medical provider provides documentation in a timely manner to avoid delays.

For more information, please email LeaveBank@od.nih.gov or call 301-443-8393.