The official added that “appointees have been advised that they have options including COBRA and the Affordable Care Act.”.
For Ambrosini and others, those options were not enough to navigate an already difficult situation.
Former Trump officials face an uphill climb finding a job in a Washington, D.C., where the federal government is run by Democrats.
No one’s going to be willing to hire me right this second because I’m still home with the baby, so it’s tough.”.
Still, experts on parental leave policy say that the cases of these Trump officials shows the holes that still exist in the social safety net.
As political appointees, they should have been aware that all benefits could end on Jan. 20 as the administration they served potentially came to a close.
The experts also said that the Biden administration is under no legal obligation to grant Trump officials their leave. »