Navigating through Oregon’s paid leave policies and actually applying for the corresponding benefits can often be a perplexing process.
While the policies aim to protect and support employees during specific life events, understanding how to avail these benefits is equally important. This article serves as a comprehensive guide detailing the step-by-step procedure to apply for Paid Leave Oregon benefits. From eligibility determination to documentation requirements and from application deadlines to how benefits are disbursed, we will unravel every aspect of the application process. Whether you’re an employee seeking to leverage these benefits, or an employer wishing to guide your team through the process, this guide will serve as a practical tool to make the application process seamless and clear.
If you’re ready to apply for benefits using Francis Online, there are three steps you’ll need to take:
Step 1: Notify your employer and gather information
You need to inform your employer about your leave and gather the necessary information to apply. Remember to notify your employer at least 30 days before the start date. In case of an emergency, you can provide verbal notice with follow-up written notice within three days. Failure to notify your employer may result in a 25% reduction in your first weekly benefit payment. You can find a list of required documents on the resources page.
Step 2: Create a Francis Online account
To create your Francis Online account, visit the Francis Online website and click on “Sign up for an online account”. Fill out the necessary information, including contact details and communication preferences. One important note: to proceed past the address screen, you must verify your address by clicking on the “Address not verified” link and selecting a verified address from the options provided. Once your account is created, you’ll be redirected to the claimant homepage.
Step 3: Fill out your application and submit documents
After signing into your Francis Online account, set up a two-step verification process. Next, fill out your application for benefits by answering a few questions that help determine the type of leave you’re applying for. You’ll also need to provide information about your employment history and verify your identity. Once you’ve completed the application, check the action center and messages regularly for any additional tasks or messages from Francis Online. After we review your application and verify your identity, your benefits will be on their way.
For more information, visit our resources page. If you have any questions or need assistance, please use the contact methods provided. We’re here to help!