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  •  The support period for "terminal" family members (0+ / 0-)

    should also be expanded.

    Mollie

    "Only he who can see the invisible, can do the impossible." --Frank L. Gaines

    "If a dog won’t come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience.” -- Woodrow Wilson

    by musiccitymollie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:46:46 PM PST

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      The federal statutes have already been amended to allow for more than 12 weeks in at least one situation, and could be amended here as well.  A few years back, family members who need to care for injured veterans were given 26 plus weeks of leave, albeit unpaid again and without requiring employers to provide continuous benefits for that entire period.

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