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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – US Senator Marco Rubio introduced a new bill that would allow parents to use their Social Security benefits to finance their paid leave.

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The New Parents Act creates options for paid parental leave by allowing parents to use part of their Social Security after the birth or adoption of a child.

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The bill aims to provide parents the flexibility to use their benefits in a way that works best for their household.

“We hope this plan will help advance the cause of pro-family employee-worker reforms, and we urge our colleagues to consider it,” said Rubio.

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The benefits from the bill will be transferable between partners, including stay-at-home parents.