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State Disability Insurance

Disability Insurance and Paid Family Leave Benefits

The California State Disability Insurance (SDI) program provides short-term Disability Insurance (DI) and Paid Family Leave (PFL) wage replacement benefits to eligible workers who need time off work.

You may be eligible for DI if you are unable to work due to non-work-related illness or injury, pregnancy, or childbirth.

You may be eligible for PFL to:

  • Care for a seriously ill family member.
  • Bond with a new child.
  • Participate in a qualifying event because of a family member’s military deployment to a foreign country.

To file for benefits, read messages from the EDD, submit online forms, or manage your profile, access your SDI Online account.

Note: It may be necessary to send some documents via U.S. mail.

Note: On February 9, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Senate Bill 114 which requires employers with 26 or more employees to provide Supplemental Paid Sick Leave for specific COVID-19 related reasons. The law is retroactive to January 1, 2022, and will end September 30, 2022.

New: On September 29, 2022, Governor Newsom signed Assembly Bill 152 which extends the COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave until December 31, 2022.

For more information, visit 2022 SPSL FAQs or the Department of Industrial Relations News Release.

To provide feedback about the SDI information available on the EDD website, take our SDI Website Survey.