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The answer to the question is yes, though there are some caveats. You must have the necessary accumulated leave time to spread out over this period and still retain your benefits.
For instance, in order to maintain your health coverage, you typically have to be able to use 8 hours of accumulated leave time per week.
So, the answer is technically yes, but you have to have in your possession leave time available to cover your absence and maintain benefits.
If you have no benefits, then your leave of absence being spread out in this manner is up to the employer, if a private entity.
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***Yes, you can use FMLA leave in this way as well - spread out over a period of time, until you run out of accumulated FMLA leave.