How to Access your Paid Time Off Benefits
Through an agreement with the union SEIU 503 and the State of Oregon, Homecare and Personal Support Workers have access to paid time off (PTO) benefits. We are one of few groups of in-home care providers in the nation to have secured this benefit!
Your PTO benefits are determined based on your total gross wages earned in the first month of the determination period in which you worked 80 or more hours of covered employment. PTO benefits are designed to be used in connection with taking time off from your regularly scheduled work with your consumer.
To be eligible for Paid Time Off benefits under the Benefit Trust:
- You must complete and return a Form W-9 to the Trust Administrative Office.
- You must perform 80 or more hours of eligible personal support work or hourly homecare work in October, November or December to earn 20 hours of PTO benefits as of February 1 of the next calendar year.
- You must perform 80 or more hours of eligible personal support work or hourly homecare work in March, April or May to earn 20 hours of PTO benefits as of July 1 of the same calendar year.
For more information, visit www.orhomecaretrust.org/paid-time-off