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How to apply for Paid Leave Oregon benefits (ASL)

Securing your entitled benefits under Oregon’s paid leave policies is a process that demands clarity.

Especially for members of the American Sign Language (ASL) community, having a comprehensive guide for the application process is incredibly valuable. This article is directed at simplifying this process, providing a step-by-step guide on how to apply for paid leave benefits in Oregon with a focus on ASL users. From understanding eligibility criteria to outlining key timelines and necessitated documentation, this article aims to demystify the application process. So whether you’re a first-time applicant or someone seeking a clearer understanding of how to obtain your benefits, this guide provides a thorough walk-through, specially designed with the ASL community in mind.

If you’re ready to apply for benefits using Francis online, there are three simple steps you’ll need to follow.

Step 1: Notify Your Employer and Gather Information

The first step is to inform your employer about your leave at least 30 days before the start date. In case of an emergency, you can provide them with verbal notice within 24 hours and follow up with written notice within three days. Make sure to keep a record of notifying your employer, as failure to do so may result in a 25% reduction in your first weekly benefit payment. Additionally, gather all the necessary information required for your application. You can find a helpful checklist and employee guidebook on the resources page at

Step 2: Create a Francis Online Account

To proceed with your application, you’ll need to create a Francis online account. Simply visit and click on “Sign up for an online account.” On the account creation screen, provide your contact information, preferred pronouns, and communication preferences. Note that you’ll need to verify your address to move forward in the process. Once you’ve completed the account setup, you’ll be logged out and directed back to the Francis online claimant homepage. Congratulations, you now have a Francis online account!

Step 3: Fill out your Application and Submit Verification Documents

After logging back into your Francis online account, you’ll need to go through a quick two-step verification process. Once completed, you can proceed to fill out your application for benefits. Francis online will guide you through a series of questions to determine the type of leave, the start date, and whether it is consecutive or intermittent. You’ll also be asked to provide employment history and verify your identity. Make sure to add all your employers from the past 12 months and accurately describe your occupation for each job. Once you’ve completed the application, Francis online will redirect you to your home screen where you can manage your profile and view any pending actions or messages.

After submitting your application, we will review your information, verify your identity, and process your request. This review process may take a minimum of two days. It’s essential to regularly check your Francis online action center and messages, as we may require additional documentation or have follow-up questions. Once your application is approved, your paid leave benefits will be on their way!

If you need more information, visit the resources page on the Paid Leave Oregon website. If you have any questions or need assistance, feel free to reach out to us using the contact methods provided. We’re here to help and accommodate your needs, including interpreters if required. We look forward to serving you!

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