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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Discontinue, Continue, or Extend Your Disability Insurance (DI) Benefits

You may receive benefits until the expected recovery date provided by your physician/practitioner, if otherwise eligible. The Employment Development Department (EDD) may require that your physician/practitioner or you complete additional forms to discontinue, continue or extend your DI benefits.

Discontinue Benefits

If you have recovered or returned to work, you must notify the EDD. If you fail to notify the EDD, you may incur an overpayment. An overpayment occurs when you receive DI benefits you were not entitled to receive. To prevent an overpayment, you must report in writing via SDI Online account or mail, or contact the DI office immediately:

If your claim is eligible for automatic payment, you will receive a Notice of Automatic Payment (DE 2587) form at the time your first payment is issued. If you recover or returned to work before your expected recovery date, you need to submit the DE 2587 form to the EDD. If you have an SDI Online account, you may submit this form online by selecting the link “2587 Notice of Automatic Payment” in your SDI Online box. You will receive an e-mail instructing you to log into your SDI Online account when the form is available to complete.

If your claim is on automatic payment, after 10 weeks of payment, you will receive a Disability Claim Continuing Eligibility Certification (DE 2593).  

If you have an SDI Online account, you may submit this form online by selecting the link “2593 DI Claim Status/Eligibility” in your SDI Online inbox. You will receive an e-mail instructing you to log into your SDI Online account when the form is available to complete.

If you are not on automatic payment, you will receive a Claim for Continued Disability Benefits (DE 2500A) every two weeks. If you have recovered or returned to work, complete section 1 and provide the date you returned to work or recovered. If you have an SDI Online account and selected “electronic” as your preferred communication, you will not receive the DE 2500A in the mail. If you misplaced the DE 2500A, you may request the form via your SDI Online account or by calling 1-800-480-3287.

To submit any of the forms stated above using SDI Online, select the hyperlink containing the form name in your SDI Online inbox.

To submit any of the forms stated above by mail, complete the form and mail to the EDD using the self-addressed envelope provided.

Continue Benefits

If your claim is on automatic payment, after 10 weeks of payment, you will receive a Disability Claim Continuing Eligibility Certification (DE 2593). You must return this form to the EDD to certify that your disability continues. If you do not return the DE 2593, your benefits will stop. If you have an SDI Online account, you may submit this form online by selecting the link “2593 DI Claim Status/Eligibility” in your SDI Online inbox. You will receive an e-mail instructing you to log into your SDI Online account when the form is available to complete. The DE 2593 must be returned to the EDD online or by mail within 20 days from the mailing date. If this form is submitted late, you may lose benefits.

If you are not on automatic payment, you will receive a Claim for Continued Disability Benefits (DE 2500A) every two weeks to certify that your disability continues. If you do not return the DE 2500A, your benefits will stop. If you have an SDI Online account, you may submit this form online by selecting the link “2500A claim for Continued Disability Benefits” in your SDI Online inbox. You will receive an e-mail instructing you to log into your SDI Online account when the form is available to complete. The DE 2500A must be returned to the EDD online or by mail within 20 days from the mailing date. If this form is submitted late, you may lose benefits. If you have an SDI Online account and selected “electronic” as your preferred communication, you will not receive the DE 2500A in the mail. If you misplaced the DE 2500A, you may request the form via your SDI Online account or by calling 1-800-480-3287.

To submit the DE 2593 or DE 2500A using SDI Online, select the hyperlink containing the form name in your SDI Online inbox.

To submit the DE 2593 or DE 2500A by mail, complete the form and mail to the EDD using the self-addressed envelope provided.

If you are eligible for benefits, allow 10 business days to process your payment after the EDD receives the DE 2593 or DE 2500A.

Extend Benefits

You are eligible to receive benefits up until the date your physician/practitioner provides to the EDD. With your final payment, you will receive a Physician/Practitioner’s Supplementary Certificate (DE 2525XX) by mail. If you have not fully recovered and want to extend your disability period to continue benefits, you must submit a medical certification. You must have your physician/practitioner complete the DE 2525XX and return the form to the EDD. If your physician/practitioner has an SDI Online account, they may search for this form using your last name and Claim ID number or last four digits of your Social Security number, date of birth, and last name to submit online.

The DE 2525XX must be returned to the EDD online or by mail within 20 days from the mailing date. If this form is submitted late, you may lose benefits. If you are eligible to received continued benefits, allow 10 business days to process your payment after the EDD receives the DE 2525XX.

If you misplaced the DE 2525XX, you may request the form via your SDI Online account or by calling 1-800-480-3287.

If you have exhausted your available SDI benefits but your disability is continuing, you may want to consider applying for disability benefits through Social Security.