Eligibility Verification

Recipient Eligibility

You must:

  1. be a current NIH Leave Bank Member;
  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 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:

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