Certification for Serious Injury or Illness of a Current Servicemember Form WH-385 is an FMLA Form. It is used by employees who need leave to take care of their family members who’s a service member in the military that needs care because of an injury or illness. This form cannot be used if the family member is not in the military. Instead, you need to use the WH-385-V Form.
If you don’t know how to complete the form, you can take a look at the instructions on the first page. The most important part to be careful with the form is the eligible employees for FMLA leave have 15 calendar days to return the form to their employer. Not doing it so will result in the denial of the employee’s FMLA request.
So if you’re an employee that needs to take care of an injured or ill military service member in your family, make sure to submit the form to your employer on time to avoid denial.
Download WH-385 PDF and Instructions
”For purposes of FMLA leave, a serious injury or illness is one that was incurred in the line of duty on active duty in the Armed Forces or that existed before the beginning of the member’s active duty…”
The instructions on the form detail many parts like this above. So to be clear that you need to use the WH-385 Form, read the full instructions for both the employee and the healthcare provider. This way, you can avoid getting denied for your FMLA request. Get the editable PDF form below.
If you’re not sure whether WH-385 is what you need to fill out or not, visit our front page to see the rest of FMLA Forms for 2020.