Yes. While the answer would have been different just last month, the military leave provisions of the FMLA were expanded on October 28, 2009. Previously, the FMLA provided 26 workweeks of unpaid leave during a single 12-month period to an eligible employee to care for an ill or injured servicemember who was the employee’s spouse, son, daughter, parent or next of kin. That leave was limited to families of current servicemembers. Now, the law includes leave for family members who care for a veteran undergoing medical treatment, recuperation, or therapy for a serious injury or illness for up to five years after a veteran leaves service.
Source: FMLA, Section 101(15) as amended by Section 565 of the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010, P.L. 111-84.