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Employment Development Department

Contribution Rates and Benefit Amounts

(Current and prior year are shown including how calculated.)

State Disability Insurance (SDI)

2017 Voluntary Plan Employee Contribution and Benefit Rate
Effective January 1, 2017

Employee Contribution Rate (.009) 0.9%
Taxable Wage Ceiling (per employee per year) $110,902
Maximum Contribution (per employee per year) $998.12
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) $1,173
Maximum Benefit Amount (WBA X 52 weeks) $60,996
Assessment Rate: This figure is the product obtained by multiplying the worker contribution rate by 14% or 0.9% X 14% = 0.126% per CUIC 3252 (b) 0.126%

2016 Voluntary Plan Employee Contribution and Benefit Rate
Effective January 1, 2016

Employee Contribution Rate 0.9%
Taxable Wage Ceiling (per employee per year) $106,742
Maximum Contribution (per employee per year) $960.68
Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount (WBA) $1,129
Maximum Benefit Amount (WBA X 52 weeks) $58,708
Assessment Rate: This figure is the product obtained by multiplying the worker contribution rate by 14% or 0.9% X 14% = 0.126% per CUIC 3252 (b) 0.126%

Definition of terms:

Employee Contribution Rate: California workers pay mandatory contributions to reimburse the DI Fund for SDI (DI and PFL) coverage. The contribution rate is the percentage withheld from the wages of employees who are covered by DI and PFL.

Taxable Wage Ceiling: The maximum yearly wage that is subject to DI and PFL withholding.

Maximum Contribution: The maximum amount withheld from the yearly wages of an employee who is covered by SDI who earns $101,636 or more annually. The amount is reduced based on an employee’s earnings.

Maximum Weekly Benefit Amount: The maximum weekly benefit amount paid to an eligible SDI program recipient.

Maximum Benefit Amount: The maximum weekly benefit amount multiplied by the 52 weeks of a year.

Assessment Rate: Amount paid by employers to the EDD for administrative costs arising out of Voluntary Plans.