Eligibility Verification

Recipient Eligibility

You must:

  1. be a current NIH Leave Bank Member (NIH Leave Bank membership is only open to NIH Federal employees – Federal employees at other agencies are not eligible for NIH Leave Bank Membership);
  2. You must experience a qualifying medical emergency, which is projected to result in at least 24 hours of non-pay status
  3. You must submit a complete NIH Leave Bank Recipient Package to the Leave Bank Office no later than 30 calendar days following the termination of the medical emergency.

FMLA Eligibility

If you choose to invoke FMLA, you must:

  1. be a full-time or part-time employee with at least twelve months of Federal civilian service;
  2. experience a qualifying medical emergency; and
  3. have FMLA leave available (up to 12 weeks in a 12 month period).

Recipient Application

Package should be submitted to the NIH Leave Bank Office for review. It must include:

Please visit our Leave Bank Recipient Homepage for more information.

For questions, email LeaveBank@od.nih.gov or call (301) 443-8393.

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