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Employment Development Department
Employment Development Department

Part-time / Intermittent / Reduced Work Schedule

Part-Time Worker – DI and PFL

For all part-time, intermittent, reduced hours, and reduced wage situations, the Employment Development Department (EDD) suggests that you file a claim, and after we receive your properly completed claim, we will determine if you are eligible for Disability Insurance (DI) or Paid Family Leave (PFL) benefits.

Part-Time Work Schedules

If you work part-time (prior to your DI or PFL claim), are unable to perform your regular or customary work, and have a wage loss for at least eight consecutive days due to your disability or family care, you may be eligible to receive DI or PFL benefits.

If you return to work on a part-time basis because you are unable to perform your regular or customary work, and have a continued wage loss due to your disability or family care, you may be eligible to receive continued DI or PFL benefits.

Intermittent Work Schedules

If you work intermittently (prior to your DI or PFL claim), are unable to perform your regular or customary work, and have a wage loss for at least eight consecutive days due to your disability or family care, you may be eligible to receive DI or PFL benefits.

If you return to work on an intermittent basis because you are unable to perform your regular or customary work and have a continued wage loss due to your disability or family care, you may be eligible to receive continued DI or PFL benefits.

For part-time and intermittent work claimants the EDD will look at what you earned on a weekly basis before your claim began, then subtract what you are currently earning working part-time or intermittently. The difference between the two figures is your wage loss, or the amount of wages you are losing by working part-time or intermittently. If your wage loss is greater than your weekly benefit amount, you will receive benefits at your full DI or PFL rate. If the wage loss is less than your weekly rate, you will receive the amount of your wage loss only.

Reduced Hours: If your work hours must be reduced as the result of a disability or family care, and you have a wage loss due to being unable to perform your regular or customary work for at least eight consecutive days, you may be eligible to receive DI or PFL benefits. File for DI or PFL benefits using SDI Online or to file by paper form, visit How to File a DI Claim by Mail or How to File a PFL Claim by Mail.

Reduced Wages – DI and PFL

If you have a wage loss for at least eight consecutive days because you are unable to perform your regular or customary work and are placed in a position that pays less than your regular position, you may be eligible for reduced or full DI or PFL benefits, depending on the amount of the wage loss.

File for DI or PFL benefits using SDI Online or to file by paper form visit How to File a DI Claim by Mail or How to File a PFL Claim by Mail